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Houston Methodist Staff Luncheon Celebrates Medical Heroes
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrated their unsung heroes of medicine – who keep the physician offices running smoothly and provide the first level of patient care. They also announced their expansion plans: a six-story patient tower, an emergency care center in Missouri City, and a facility campus for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Pictured are Fe A. Vicerra, Anna Ruiz, and Donna Mahoney with Methodist Diagnostic Cardiology of Houston.

Houston Methodist Staff Luncheon Celebrates Medical Heroes

Houston Methodist Staff Luncheon Celebrates Medical Heroes

Fort Bend Empty Bowls Supports East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry
Fort Bend Empty Bowls recently provided a simple meal of soup and bread to remind residents in Fort Bend of families without enough to eat. Proceeds benefit East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. Pictured are Vickie Coates, Roger Adamson, and Connie Esposito.

Fort Bend Empty Bowls Supports East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry

Fort Bend Empty Bowls Supports East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Receives Funds from Dr. Zerwas
Dr. John Zerwas was chosen as the 2013 Champion for Children by the Amerigroup Foundation. Dr. Zerwas selected Child Advocates for Fort Bend to receive the $2,500 check to support their child advocacy efforts. Pictured are Pam Collins, LeAnn Behrens, Ruthanne Mefford, Dr. John Zerwas, Craig Smith, and J. Lawrence Collins.

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Receives Funds from Dr. Zerwas

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Receives Funds from Dr. Zerwas

Reading Between the Wines for Fort Bend Literacy
Fort Bend Empty Bowls Supports East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry Fort Bend Empty Bowls recently provided a simple meal of soup and bread to remind residents in Fort Bend of families without enough to eat. Proceeds benefit East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. Pictured are Vickie Coates, Roger Adamson, and Connie Esposito. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend’s annual event Reading Between the Wines was a success – raising over $108,000. Pictured are Kathy Duval; Julia Heaberlin; event co-chair, Brenda Bowman; Literacy Council of Fort Bend County executive director, Kelli Metzenthin; New York Times best-selling author, Paulette Jiles; Betty Verdino; and Nathan Barber.

Reading Between the Wines for Fort Bend Literacy

Reading Between the Wines for Fort Bend Literacy

Sugar Plum Market Announces Beneficiaries
The Sugar Plum Market announced the many charities who would receive the $223,000 in proceeds. Pictured are members of the Fort Bend Junior Service League and representatives of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, along with beneficiaries.

Sugar Plum Market Announces Beneficiaries

Sugar Plum Market Announces Beneficiaries

Angels of Education Auxiliary Luncheon
The Angels of Education recently held their organizational luncheon. The auxiliary supports the Fort Bend Education Foundation by creating community awareness. Pictured are (back) Carol Evans, Shefali Jhaveri, Angelique Bartholomew, Terri Wang, Kelly Metzger, Frankie Jackson, Sydrah Williams, Nappinnai Natarajan, (front) Mona Barai, Chris Wolff, Nandini Sarkar, Janice Holley, and Lesley Durgin.

Angels of Education Auxiliary Luncheon

Angels of Education Auxiliary Luncheon

Houston Methodist Receives Stroke Award
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. It recognizes the hospital for their commitment to implementing a higher standard of stroke care. Pictured are Kate Simpson, American Stroke Association; Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr., neurologist; Dr. James Ling, medical director of the stroke program; Maria Socci, stroke program manager; Dr. Larry Tran, neurologist; Dr. M. Faisal Khan, neurologist.

Houston Methodist Receives Stroke Award

Houston Methodist Receives Stroke Award

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court Allows for Community Center Renovations
A new agreement approved by the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court allows for renovations of the Bud O’Shieles Community Center that includes an expansion of the kitchen and administration building. The center provides space for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels.

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court Allows for Community Center Renovations

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court Allows for Community Center Renovations

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