Texas Children's Hospital Invites West Houston Community Members to Make a Lasting Mark at New West Campus Hospital Through Brick Campaign


HOUSTON - (April 26, 2010) - Businesses and families in West Houston andsurrounding areas are being invited to make their name a permanent part of anew community landmark, Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, by underwriting a brick for the WestCampus Brick Campaign. Recently announced by the hospital, the brick campaign willraise funds to support Texas Children's first community pediatric hospital,currently under construction at the intersection of Interstate 10 and BarkerCypress Road. With a gift of $500 or more, a brick will be engraved with thedonor's name and permanently installed as part of the West Campus entranceplaza, creating a lasting legacy for participants and helping to ensure thathigh quality pediatric care will be accessible to the community for years tocome.

"The generous donations of individuals and businesses in the community are helping to make Texas Children'sHospital West Campus possible," said Michelle Riley-Brown, vice president ofTexas Children's Hospital West Campus. "We have encouraged communityparticipation throughout the hospital's planning and development, and the brickcampaign offers another way for area families and businesses to help build thisimportant resource for the community's children."

Donors purchasing bricks before August 31, 2010 will be recognized with aspecially-designated brick featuring the word "Founder" engraved above theirpersonalized inscription on their selected brick style. Among the firstinstalled, Founders' bricks will be placed in a circular area of the plaza justa few steps from the main entrance. The brick unveiling will take place duringthe grand opening of the hospital's inpatient facility and emergency center inspring of 2011.

Three types of bricks are available for purchase through the West Campus BrickCampaign:

  • 4" x 8" with two lines of inscription for $500
  • 4" x 8" with three lines of inscription for $1,000
  • 6" x 9" with four lines of inscription for $5,000

For each brick ordered as an honor or tribute, a specialacknowledgement can be requested. To order bricks or for more information,please visit www.westcampusbricks.texaschildrens.org.

Designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children, West Campus willincorporate the best practices in pediatric treatment environments and provide thespecial accommodations that families need in a children's medical facility. The220,809-square-foot outpatient facility is scheduled to open in late 2010,offering a comprehensive array of pediatric specialty services. The inpatientfacility, opening in spring 2011, will include a pediatric emergency room,surgical suites, 48 intermediate and acute-care patient beds, advanced imagingservices including MRI and CT scans, and a neurophysiology sleep laboratoryinside the 294,198 square-foot hospital.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.