2019 Annual Appeal Campaign
For the 2019 Annual Appeal, The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation needs YOUR help to update the cribs at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital. We are hoping to raise $10,000 in order to purchase FIVE (5) new cribs for our newborns.
All newborns need a safe, comfortable place to sleep.
That’s why here at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital, we are committed to updating each and every crib in the Maternal and Child Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The new cribs will imitate womb sensations to quickly soothe infant fussing and improve sleep. Like a bedside “nurse’s-helper,” this new crib will support tired moms. This crib will prevent accidental rolling and will reduce risky bed sharing, which happens often when the new mother is sleep deprived.
What have we been up to this year?
The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation has been hard at work all year raising funding for vital equipment, and we would like to share our biggest success story with YOU, our donors.
The CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation is proud to announce we have raised over $1.5 million to help offer the best in cancer detection and treatment at our CHRISTUS Facilities in Southeast Texas. The Foundation has worked steadfastly to raise funds to upgrade major medical cancer equipment because cancer touches so many of our Southeast Texas community members, whether they know a family member, friend, or coworker who has been affected by the disease.
Each piece of equipment we are able to purchase means improved health outcomes for our patients and improved accuracy and efficiency for our nurses and physicians. We strive to give CHRISTUS patients peace of mind knowing they are getting the highest quality of cancer care right here at home here in Southeast Texas, which means spending less time driving back and forth to Houston and spending more time with family and support systems, receiving emotional support that is so vital.
Now, more than ever, we are counting on you to support CHRISTUS’ very own “Harvey’s Heroes.” Will you donate to the CHRISTUS Hospitals that unwaveringly supported the community throughout the devastation of Hurricane Harvey?
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation works to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. We are able to continue this mission year after year because of caring community members like you. Because of you, we have been able to positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of Southeast Texas residents through the purchase of lifesaving equipment.
In the past year alone, we have purchased:
3D Mammography – state of the art cancer detection machines for the women of SETX
Transport Stretchers – transports critically ill infants needing special care
Panda Warmers – warming and resuscitation devices for the tiniest and sickest infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Early Detection Devices – monitoring and vital sign devices for the patients in the Cancer Unit
In the coming year, we are raising donations towards:
Vital Sign Monitors – Used to monitor our tiniest patients in the nursery
In-House Transporters – Used to safely transport our newborns within different areas of the hospital
CHRISTUS Hospitals stayed open and operational throughout the worst of Hurricane Harvey, using scarce medical resources to treat an average of 200 patients a day.
CHRISTUS Hospitals also took in evacuees, caring for them by providing medical attention, food, water, shelter, and emotional support.
During the week of Harvey:
- 706,000 gallons of water were trucked in
- 2,500 Emergency/Trauma patients were served
- 100 nurses were bused in from other CHRISTUS Facilities
- 79 babies were delivered
- 9 major surgeries were performed
CHRISTUS nurses, physicians, first responders, and administration went above their normal duties to answer the call of compassionate care during the Hurricane Harvey crisis.
Our nurses and physicians took boats and dump trucks to get from their flooded homes back to the hospital to care for their patients.
Our nurses who were already at the hospital when the flooding started chose to stay and care for patients, knowing that they would not be able to return home and check on their loved ones or for several days.