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Texas Health Resources Foundation builds community relationships while supporting hospitals

The Texas Health Resources Foundation was founded in 2012 with the goal of helping support hospitals in the Texas Health Resources system.

The foundation raises funds to support clinical, educational and research programs across the health system, according to its website. The foundation supports all of the Texas Health Resources hospitals, including 14 major hospitals in the North Texas area, foundation President Laura McWhorter said.

McWhorter and Vice President Sarah Higdon Humphrey visited the Texas Health Allen hospital May 3 to celebrate the hospital’s certification as a primary stroke center. The certification establishes the hospital as the go-to medical facility in Allen and surrounding communities for those who have suffered from a stroke.

Texas Health Resources is a not-for-profit health care system that belongs to the community, McWhorter said. The system has served the North Texas area for about 25 years across 16 counties, according to its website.

“Everything that we do, we reinvest into our hospitals, into making sure that we have the best care teams and staff,” she said.

The foundation focuses on providing philanthropic support for the Texas Health system by organizing fundraisers and accepting fiscal donations. Since the foundation’s founding, donations have funded the Jane and John Justin Tower expansion in Fort Worth, Texas Health Allen’s primary stroke center certification and enhancements to the Texas Health Plano NICU Family Resource Center.

The foundation is made up of three teams that operate in Dallas, Fort Worth and the metroplex’s north region. When looking at the growth happening in Collin and Denton counties a couple of years ago, McWhorter said they needed to start a dedicated team for that area.

“We know that giving is local,” McWhorter said. “People support their community, their hospital, so it was really important for us to embed a team

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