Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation to Dedicate New Hamon Tower at Texas Health Dallas
10/01/2009

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation will host a celebration this evening to mark a significant milestone in Presbyterian history — the opening of the highly anticipated Hamon Tower on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Hamon Tower is one of the largest expansion projects in the hospital’s four-plus decade history.

The $220 million complex is named for benefactor Mrs. Nancy B. Hamon, as a loving tribute to her late husband, Jake L. Hamon, who was instrumental in the initial development of Texas Health Dallas. Mrs. Hamon contributed $10 million toward the Legacy of Care Campaign to support the construction of the 177-bed tower, which boasts all-private rooms outfitted with the capability for electronic medical records, an advanced imaging center, a state-of-the-art kitchen for patient meal preparation, and many other features to promote more efficient patient care at the bedside. Mrs. Hamon’s gift is the largest single gift the Presbyterian Foundation has received.

“The completion of the Hamon Tower is not only a crowning achievement for Presbyterian, but also for the patients and families we are privileged to serve in this community,” said Jay McAuley, President of Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation. “We could not have realized our vision of providing better health care without the generosity of the many individuals, foundations and corporations who supported the Legacy of Care Campaign. Our donors are leaving a noble legacy for generations of patients to come.”

The Legacy of Care Campaign, led by Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation, supported several capital expansion projects and special initiatives at three Presbyterian hospitals — Texas Health Allen, Dallas and Plano. It was one of the most successful fundraising campaigns in the 20-plus year history of the Foundation. The total philanthropic goal of $70.6 million in cash, pledges and planned and deferred gifts, was remarkably exceeded, with nearly $90 million raised.

Several long-time Presbyterian Foundation supporters comprised the campaign executive committee, including: Chair Jerry Farrington, Vice-chair Nancy Ann Hunt, A. Compton Broders, M.D., Roy Gene Evans, B. Henry Estess, M.D., Denny Holman, Terry Kelley, Margot Perot and John Wroten Jr.

Leadership supporters of the Legacy of Care Campaign include:

Benefactor
Nancy B. Hamon

$1 million +
Hillcrest Foundation
Hoblitzelle Foundation
Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
James C. Minyard and Sue A. de Mille Minyard
Margot and Ross Perot
The Perot Foundation

$1 million
Anonymous
The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Beecherl Jr.
Hawn Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kirk
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Sanford Jr.
Jean and Tom Walter

$500,000+
Sandra and David Brennan
The Constantin Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Cooper
The Crystal Charity Ball
Dr. and Mrs. B. Henry Estess Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Farrington
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Frank
Mrs. Eugene McDermott
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
Raymond M. O’Keefe Trust

$100,000+
Anonymous
Allen Economic Development Corporation
Austin Commercial and Austin Industries
Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation
Michael A. Deck, M.D.
MD Pathology
Van and Lou Morton Ellis
Mr. and Mrs. Barry M. Epstein
Pame and Roy Gene Evans
Mrs. Gail O. Ewing
Mr. and Mrs. Finley Ewing III
J.M. Haggar Jr. Family Foundation
Martha and Doug Hawthorne
HKS
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Kleinert
Mr. Ray H. Marr
Dr. Betty B. Muns and Mr. James N. Muns
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Oesterreicher
Oncor Electric Delivery
Mrs. Russell H. Perry
Mr. and Mrs. Gage A. Prichard Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Rabin
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Silman
Texas Back Institute
Nancy E. Underwood and Family
Mrs. Rosemary Haggar Vaughan
Dee and Charles Wyly
The George and Fay Young Foundation

$50,000+
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Beale
A. Compton Broders III, M.D. and Maureen Murry, M.D., J.D.
Emergency Medicine Consultants
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Goodman
Mr. and Mrs. Denny Holman
Dr. Gary and Susie Hutchison
LegacyTexas Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Olmsted Jr.
Olmsted-Taylor Foundation
Pediatrix Medical Group
Mr. and Mrs. David P. Pfeil
Dr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Rodriguez
Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Claude T. Saada
The Jean-Claude Saada Foundation
Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation
Texas Radiology Associates
Mr. and Mrs. Tom E. Turner
Dr. Ted S. Wen and Elizabeth T. Ching
The Shops at Willow Bend

$25,000+
Scott Blumenthal, M.D. and Andrea K. Blumenthal, M.D.
Mrs. Judith Brodkin
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ben Casey Jr.
Center for Executive Medicine
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Dedman Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Dever
Mr. and Mrs. Blake Henry Estess
Gaston Episcopal Hospital Foundation
Georgie and John Green
Dr. Lawrence Hum and Dr. Jane E. Nokleberg
JP Morgan Chase
The Lowe Foundation
W.P. and Bulah Luse Foundation
Terese S. and Mark H. Merrill
Rodenbaugh’s Flooring America and Appliances
Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Roper
Family of John G. Russell
Dr. and Mrs. Howard J. Weiner
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip M. Wentworth
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wroten Jr.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation
Through philanthropy, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation provides support to six Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals in Allen, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Plano and Winnsboro. Established in 1986, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation plays a critical role in continuing the mission of the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to improve the health of the communities served. The Foundation strives to enhance the delivery of quality patient care by joining with committed donors to sustain the long-term fiscal viability of the hospital that are a part of Texas Health Presbyterian. Through the efforts of the Foundation, the strong tradition of community support through philanthropy enables the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to forge ahead in medical research and education, technology and the provision of quality patient care. For more information about Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation, visit TexasHealth.org/PresbyFoundation.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit TexasHealth.org.