The Compass – Fort Worth Fall 2020 - Page 8


Home for the holidays

illions of people return home or travel to spend time with family each holiday season . But for some of our pre- and post-transplant patients , home this holiday season will look quite different . Their home this holiday season will be our Twice Blessed House .
Our eight Twice Blessed House units offer patients and their caregivers a warm , affordable , comfortable place to stay during the transplant evaluation process and while recovering from surgery .
Our goal is to make our patients transplant experience as comfortable , supportive , and affordable as possible . Help ensure those who need to stay close continue to have a warm , comfortable place to stay this holiday and all year round by donating today .
For more information on Twice Blessed House , please contact Geraldine Williams at Geraldine . Williams @ BSWHealth . org or 817.922.7711 .
Twice Blessed House welcomes transplant patients and their caregivers this holiday season

Ways you can help

Donate online now at allsaintsfoundation . bswhealth . com
Donate meals or snacks for frontline caregivers
Consider a donation of stock or securities and receive possible tax advantages
Make an investment that pays the biggest dividend and designate the Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate

Letter from the Chair

There has never been a time when I have felt prouder to be involved with Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation . Despite the unimaginable pressures brought on by the pandemic , our hospital team members have exhibited exceptional strength , courage , and compassion as they care for patients , both those who are COVID-positive and those receiving care unrelated to the virus .
These healthcare heroes are too many to count .
There are other heroes among us — our beloved donors who have supported us through thick and thin . The generosity of our philanthropic community has sustained us — both financially and spiritually — through this challenging period and has empowered us to deliver care in new and better ways .
Our donors not only helped make sure we had the necessary protective equipment to keep our team members and patients safe , but they also nourished our frontline workers through the donation of nearly 10,000 meals . In August , community support played a part in the happy deliveries of 581 babies at Andrews Women ’ s Hospital — an all-time record — as well as support for families with infants in the NICU . Donor support aided important
achievements , such as our much-soughtafter Magnet designation , and also allowed construction to commence on our new physician residency center .
We expect to face challenges in the coming months but are confident that with your continued devotion and encouragement , we will persevere and come out with humility and renewed strength . Thank you for your commitment to the health and well-being of our community .
Joan Friedman Chair , Board of Directors Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation
To learn more about any Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation initiative , contact the Foundation at 817.922.7707 or email AllSaintsFoundation @ BSWHealth . org . Write to us at 1400 Eighth Avenue , Fort Worth , TX 76104 .