OakBend Medical Center Announces 2016 Patchwork of Life: Mending Lives Stitch by Stitch

The 2016 Patchwork of Life event is set for Thursday October 13th at Safari Texas Ranch. This year’s beneficiary is the Emergency Care Center at OakBend’s Jackson Street location. The fundraising goal for this event is $300,000, but the committee led by May Tape, DDS and Beth Wolf hopes to raise more.

The funds raised will bring the most advanced concepts for a healing environment to the Jackson Street Emergency Care Center. Almost 20,000 patients are treated at this location each year. A hospital can be a scary, stressful time – particularly during an emergency.  Studies demonstrate that hospitals can reduce stress and improve patient outcomes by creating a warmer setting. By creating this type of environment in the Emergency Care Center, OakBend can better serve the people of Fort Bend County.

The Polly Ryon Memorial volunteers have been named as the honorees for the October event. Each day, the volunteers can be found working throughout the hospital, greeting patients, transporting patients and volunteering in various departments such as pharmacy, obstetrics, outpatient surgery and much more.

Pat Hebert has been named as the honorary chair for the 2016 Patchwork of Life event. Last year, Hebert was named the honoree for the event and was the chair for the first and second Patchwork of Life fundraisers.

To become a sponsor, donor or to purchase tickets for the event, visit www.oakbendmedcenter.org/patchwork-of-life.