Memorial Volunteers Donate Scholarships to Health Care Students

LUFKIN, TEXAS (July 24, 2013)…On July 11, the Volunteer Auxiliary at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin presented $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees in health care. The scholarships are funded through popcorn sales at Memorial.

 

Pictured from left to right: (front row) Dorothy Brock, Volunteer; Shirley Ware, Volunteer; Carolyn Crawford, Volunteer; Amanda M. Torres, Morgan Faircloth, Morgan Mullins, Teresa Stokes (accepting award for daughter BreAnn Stokes), Sarah Page, Volunteer; Alta Sharry, Volunteer; and Patsy Weems, Volunteer. (Second row) Sara Trammell, Scholarship Committee Chairperson; Kirby Goehring, Griselda Mansilla, Angelica Sanchez, Makayla Swearingen, Lee Ann Duke, and Ke’ara Williams. (Third row) Bianca Yarbrough, and Peyton Ware, Volunteer. Not pictured: Dylan Johnson, Kimberly Monroe, and Hannah Woods.

 

About Memorial Health System of East Texas

As the largest health care system in the deep East Texas area, Memorial Health System of East Texas is a private, not-for-profit hospital that provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year.  Since its inception in 1949, Memorial Health System has paved the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas.  In fact, Memorial consistently ranks among the nations best for exceptional health care and patient satisfaction.

 

Memorial Health System of East Texas is comprised of four hospitals—Memorial Medical Center—Lufkin, Memorial Medical Center—Livingston, Memorial Medical Center—San Augustine, and Memorial Specialty Hospital, the only rural long-term acute care facility within the area.  Recently, the System opened the doors to the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care center—the Cardiovascular & Stroke Center of East Texas. Through a partnership with The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Memorial now is Lufkin’s only Joint Commission certified primary stroke care facility. Additionally, Memorial is a regional cardiovascular care center and offers the latest in heart care from a highly trained team of heart surgeons and cardiologists. Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center, which consistently earns a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer.  Memorial is the first health care facility in Texas to acquire the DaVinci High Definition Robot for robotic assisted procedures in heart, lungs, kidneys, urology and gynecology.  The hospital also is known for providing the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke center—the H.C. Polk Education Center.  Other centers of excellence include the Temple Imaging Center that offers some of the most advanced procedures in the area, including PET/CT scanning for cancer and Alzheimer’s, 64 Slice CT scanning, Open Bore MRI, 4D Ultrasound, and digital mammography. In Livingston, the imaging center offers the areas first 128 Slice CT Scan. Other specialty areas include Orthopedic care, Women’s Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Homecare, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Kidney & Diabetes Treatment, Sleep Disorders Treatment and Express Lab. Memorial Health System of East Texas—founded and funded by the people it serves.