Direct Energy supports Texas Children’s Heart Center expansion


Direct Energy supports Texas Children’s Heart Center expansion

Thanks to a $5 million commitment from Direct Energy to Promise: The Campaign for Texas Children’s Hospital in 2016, Texas Children’s Hospital will be able to expand its Heart Center to serve more children in the Houston community, Texas and the nation. Direct Energy’s commitment is the largest corporate gift ever made to a Texas Children’s campaign priority.

“Direct Energy’s generous support will help ensure Texas Children’s is able to continue to provide highly specialized care to every child who comes to us for help – and particularly to those who are the most critically ill and have the most complex needs,” said Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark Wallace.

One of the highest priorities within the Promise campaign is the expansion of the critical, surgical and emergency care services and facilities at Texas Children’s medical center campus, including Texas Children’s Heart Center.

Texas Children’s is building a 640,000-square-foot, 19-story pediatric tower on its medical center campus. The Heart Center will be expanded and relocated to this pediatric tower to provide complex care more efficiently and serve even more patients. The new facility also will house pediatric intensive care units, cardiovascular intensive care units and operating rooms.

“Texas Children’s is a world-class provider of pediatric care, and Direct Energy is proud to join forces with this extraordinary institution and make this meaningful gift,” said Direct Energy President and CEO Badar Khan. “We know our partnership with Texas Children’s will make a difference in the health and well-being of countless children and families.”

Promise: The Campaign for Texas Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive, $475 million fundraising effort launched in 2014 to help ensure the hospital meets the increasing need for specialized care for Houston’s rapidly growing pediatric community. For more information about the campaign, click here.

For more information about Texas Children’s Heart Center, click here.