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Memorial Adopts Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital

Posted Date: December 31, 2008

For Immediate Release December 31, 2008

GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial recently held a fundraiser to benefit employees of Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas who were directly impacted by Hurricane Ike. Memorial Hermann is a not-for-profit hospital licensed for 404 beds and employs over 1,700 people. In an effort to give back, Memorial Hospital employees raised over $5,200. This relief fund was sent to Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in the form of Wal-Mart gift cards and was distributed to 51 families.

“Memorial employees' generous gesture continues to bless all of us,” said Kristie Young, Director of Development, Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital. “Thank you for this truly wonderful gift!”

Hurricane Ike left a crippled infrastructure that impacted the majority of communities in Southeast Texas and Louisiana. More than 20 hospitals were closed for weeks and many are still not fully operational. Of these affected hospitals, Memorial adopted Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital.

“We have more in common with Memorial Hermann than surviving devastating storms. Our hospitals serve communities of similar size and offer the same broad array of services to the residents of our two communities,” said Gary Marchand, Memorial President/CEO.