Title
Freeport LNG Donates $100,000 to CHI St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital Capital Campaign for Cancer Center
Date
09/16/2016
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Lake Jackson, TX (September 15, 2016) – CHI St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital (Brazosport Hospital) announced today that Freeport LNG (FLNG) has made a lead gift of $100,000 to the hospital’s Cancer Center capital campaign. The goal of the capital campaign is to raise $1 million for the purchase of a CT Scan ($600,000) and convert Cancer Center space to house the equipment ($400,000), which will allow for increased convenience for patients and staff. 

“We’re very grateful to FLNG for their generosity.  As a community hospital, we appreciate the power of philanthropy to enable us to bring advanced technology to our local community,” Al Guevara, CHI St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital, President and CEO. “For two decades, the Cancer Center has been a blessing to so many whom have been treated through the power of medical and radiation oncology available locally, and partners like FLNG enable us to continue to make advances within our clinical programs.”

Freeport LNG’s lead gift of $100,000 has helped the campaign reach a total of $280,000. Previous gifts include: $95,000 from the 2016 Bluebonnet Social Club Event, $65,000 from The Mermaid Project, and $20,000 from the Lowrey Community Services Grant.

Since 1993, the Cancer Center has served to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary oncology services to its patients. As the health care needs of the Brazosport community continue to evolve, so does the hospital’s ability to serve those needs. Brazosport is committed to maintaining regular facility upgrades to ensure the hospital continues to provide cutting-edge diagnostic treatment and care. 

“Freeport LNG recognizes that CHI St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital is well-respected for delivering outstanding services and health care in the regional area. Local access to quality health care is a large part of what makes living and working in Brazoria County such a pleasure” said Mark Mallett, Freeport LNG Senior Vice President, Operations and Projects.  “We’re happy to be able to highlight the Cancer Center to our employees and contractors, especially those considering relocation to this area for employment. That’s why we’re proud to provide the lead gift, so that the Cancer Center can offer the newest state-of-the-art technology to its patients.” 

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About CHI St. Luke’s Health
CHI St. Luke’s Health, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets?CHI St. Luke’s Health is home of the Texas Heart Institute (THI),  six hospitals, three emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and St. Joseph Health System (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, CHI St. Luke’s is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine®, which encompasses Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center.  Together, CHI St. Luke’s Health, THI, and Baylor College of Medicine® are transforming health care delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of health care to create healthier communities. For more information, visit CHIStLukesHealth.org.

CHI St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at catholichealthinitiatives.com.

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