Benefiting the Ben Taub Hospital Trauma Center

The TEXAS MED RUN- Racing into its 15th Year

 

Houston, Texas
The 2017 TEXAS MED RUN will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 on a beautiful and unique course winding through the world-famous Texas Medical Center. Raising more than $1 million for Harris Health System programs since its inception, this year’s run will benefit the Ben Taub Hospital Trauma Center.

Life as we know it can change in the blink of an eye. An on-coming car, an unavoidable tumble, or a random gunshot can set into motion a fight for life. Harris County residents are fortunate that when they experience life-threatening events, they have access to Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital and, through partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, some of the best emergency medicine doctors and trauma surgeons in the nation, if not the world. With an international reputation for excellence, the Ginni and Richard Mithoff  Trauma Center at Ben Taub Hospital is one of only two American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level I trauma centers in Harris County.  As a regional trauma care provider, we also serve as a primary site for mass emergencies arising from bioterrorism, chemical and nuclear incidents, and natural or weather-related events. We work with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and surrounding medical facilities to ensure that severely injured patients have rapid access to the highest level of medical care required.  The emergency room evaluation, operative care, critical care, acute care and rehabilitative care are all integrated under the Ben Taub Trauma Center to provide the best outcomes possible.

Ben Taub Hospital also plays a central role in training the next generation of healthcare professionals. We support a host of nursing, allied health and physician resident and fellowship programs which produce a large pool of healthcare professionals who provide care in Texas.

The TEXAS MED RUN timed 10K/5K begins at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K Fun Walk. Also included is a 1K for children 12 and under, Superhero Kids Zone with the Camp Cho-Yeh bounce house and rock climbing wall, and plenty of food, prizes and fun for the entire family.

Please come out to run or walk and join our cause to raise funds to continue to support the Ben Taub Trauma Center. Help us make sure it will be here when you have a need.

The Harris Health System remains our community’s safety net for healthcare serving the third most populous county in the nation.

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