OakBend Medical Center Presents First Annual Restaurant Week

Steve Onstad, Zhou Zhong, Jimmy Cantu and Andres Novoa.

OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce the First Annual Restaurant Week taking place in May. The fundraising idea was the brainchild of Daniel Ornelas of Ol’ Railroad Café, Andres Novoa of La Cocina and Jimmy Cantu of Pier 36, and the three restaurants were the first to sign on for the event.

From Friday, May 19th through Monday, May 29th, participating restaurants will offer a special three-course Restaurant Week menu. The restaurants will make a donation to OakBend Medical Center for every meal ordered off these menus during regular business hours. The proceeds will support the hospital’s Vision 2020, a comprehensive renovation campaign that will bring the most advanced concepts for a healing environment to OakBend Medical Center.

Launched in May 2015, the campaign has already resulted in significant improvements at OakBend’s historical home in Downtown Richmond. Progress from the campaign was seen immediately beginning with updates to the building’s exterior and landscaping in the fall of 2015. Additional projects completed as part of the campaign include renovations to the Jackson Street Emergency Care Center and the Skilled Nursing Facility. Major renovations are currently planned for the hospital’s two largest medical-surgical units on the fourth and fifth floors. Future Vision 2020 projects include the expansion of the ACE Unit, additional upgrades in the Skilled Nursing Facility and renovations to the hospital’s common areas including main hallways, restrooms and cafeteria. When complete, Vision 2020 will create an environment of care that inspires patients and their families and fosters faster healing.

As of March 1st, participating restaurants include Another Time Soda Fountain, Japaneiro’s, La Cocina, Ninja Japanese Cuisine, Ol’ Railroad Café, Pier 36, The Ginger Mule, The Swinging Door and Veritas Steak and Seafood. absolutely!
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“We are excited to kick off a new fundraising event for Fort Bend County,” stated Joe Freudenberger, chief executive officer of OakBend Medical Center. “It is impressive to see local restaurants getting onboard, and we are looking forward to even more joining before the event. This is a great opportunity for everyone to support both the hospital and local restaurants.”

To find out more about Restaurant Week, call 281-341-3094, visit www.oakbendmedcenter.org/restaurant-week or email development@obmc.org.