Houston, TX (November 17, 2017) – A Shelter for Cancer Families (ASCF) has announced the appointment of Bill Pack, divisional VP, finance, CHI Texas Division, to its board of directors. Formerly known as the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation, ASCF provides support and housing to families traveling to Houston for cancer care in the Texas Medical Center. The CHI Texas Division is proud to support Bill as he contributes to our effort to build healthier communities.
Bill is a senior executive with more than 25 years of healthcare finance expertise. His strength in strategic financial planning and profit management are welcome assets to ASCF’s leadership team. He and his wife, Shelly, have two children, Meredith and Marlee. In 2015, Marlee was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Since then, both Bill and Shelly have become fierce advocates for families affected by sarcoma and pediatric cancers.
A Shelter for Cancer Families provides tangible support to families (not just patients) affected by cancer, regardless of age, cancer-type, treatment status or income. All services are provided at no charge. Housing support is based on what out-of-town families affected by cancer need when seeking cancer care in the Texas Medical Center. Navigation services (offered to both families from Houston and those from out-of-town seeking cancer care in the area) help families navigate the cancer landscape, make sense of medical jargon and explore options. ASCF values the time, dignity and privacy of each family member served and demonstrates these values in both work and program design.
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), eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several Baylor 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 CHI St. Joseph Health (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.