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Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014

The foundation has also provided generous support for the construction and operating costs of Nora’s Home, an affordable housing facility for transplant patients and their families receiving treatment in the Texas Medical Center. transplant medicine is unique. Like other fields, it requires incredibly skilled physicians working at the cutting edge of modern medicine. But it also requires something more: people willing to be an organ donor, choosing to give as much of themselves as they can so that others may live. It is no surprise that such deeply felt acts of generosity have inspired remarkable acts of philanthropy. “I’m most proud that we’ve been able to accomplish what we’ve set out to do,” says Paula Hern. “We’ve been able to help quite a few families at Houston Methodist, in the Texas Medical Center, in the whole area of Houston and throughout Texas. That’s what my father’s wish had been and that’s what we’ve been able to do.” Above: Transplant surgeons in the Houston Methodist Dunn Tower operating room Below: Paula Hern and husband Tom Barbour A gift to spur more Innovation AND care Sherrie and Alan Conover traveled from their home in Florida to seek out the world-class level of care available at Houston Methodist. In December 2014, they pledged $6.5 million to name the Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. Their contribution, which will spur new innovation for the care and treatment of liver disease patients locally, nationally and globally, establishes the 11th philanthropically named center at Houston Methodist. Such gifts have provided families looking to make a meaningful contribution the opportunity to leave a direct and lasting impact. houstonmethodist.org/foundation 29


Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014
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