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The Woodlands Business November 2017


Working with vendors, suppliers and others, Coventry Homes built a mortage-free home through the Operation Finally Home program for U.S. Army SFC Demitra Jarrett.

Working with vendors, suppliers and others, Coventry Homes built a mortage-free home through the Operation Finally Home program for U.S. Army SFC Demitra Jarrett.

OPERATION FINALLY HOME DEDICATES NEW COVENTRY HOME TO WOUNDED SOLDIER

For the first time, U.S. Army SFC Demitra Jarrett came home to Woodforest last week, accepting the keys to a newly built Coventry Homes’ design through the Operation Finally Home (OFH)program and receiving a few very special surprises.

Family, friends, members of the Montgom­ery County Fire Department, Woodforest residents, OFH represen­ta­­tives and Coventry Homes staff were on hand to welcome Jarrett to her new home, provided free through the program. She and close family and friends were escorted to the one-story residence by the Patriot Guard Riders.

After comments from Gary Tesch, president of McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., parent company of Coventry Homes; Paul Black­burn, MHI region president; and Lee Kirgan, vice president of operations for OFH, Jarrett was treated to the first of several surprises – her brother, U.S. Army Corporal Tramel Peterson, who was waiting in her new home.

Jarrett served two years in the Army Reserve before going on active duty in 2002. She has been deployed overseas multiple times – including twice to Iraq and once to Kuwait – and suffered serious injuries during her first deployment in 2003. Today, Jarrett suffers from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She has received many awards for her service, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

The 2,456-square-foot home is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and includes many customizations to accommodate the wheelchair Jarrett often must use. OFH has more than 200 homes in 33 states that have either been completed, are under construction or are currently in the planning stages. This is Coventry Homes’ second partnership with OFH.

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Staff, patients and families working together to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Staff, patients and families working together to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

TEXAS CHILDREN’S CANCER CENTER CELEBRATES CHILD­­­­HOOD CANCER AWARENESS

In celebration of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, patients, families and doctors at Texas Children’s Cancer Center came together recently for the Going Gold parade and ribbon tying ceremony at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. Adorned in gold, the symbolic color for childhood cancer, participants proceeded through the halls of the hospital and concluded in the hospital’s main lobby, where gold ribbons were tied in honor of children and families who have been touched by pediatric cancer.

As the largest pediatric cancer center in the country, Texas Children’s Cancer Center provides personalized, high-quality, family-centered care to children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. Its patients come from more than 35 states and 26 countries to receive the most advanced therapies. Physicians at Texas Children’s Cancer Center are world-renowned leaders in their field and provide state-of-the-art medical treatment for their patients.

Texas Children’s Cancer Center is also a recognized leader in clinical and laboratory research for pediatric cancer, leading the translation of break-through research findings from the laboratory into the clinic. The team is at the forefront of childhood cancer research with over 350 researchers in 42 laboratories performing cutting-edge science and conducting more clinical trials than any other pediatric cancer center in the nation. To learn more about Texas Children’s Cancer Center, visit texaschildrens.org/cancer.

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Katherine Johnson Clark Intermediate School.

Katherine Johnson Clark Intermediate School.

CISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAMES NEW SCHOOL

The Board of Trustees named the new intermediate school in the Grand Oaks Feeder at the Sept. 19 meeting. After a brief discussion, what was commonly known as Flex 18 was officially named Katherine Johnson Clark Intermediate School. Katherine Clark, now retired, served in Conroe ISD for over 26 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and communications director. The school, currently under construction, is located at 4182 Trench Lane in the Woodson’s Reserve development in Spring and scheduled to open in August 2018.

Following Board policy, Conroe ISD solicited suggestions from the public for the name of the school. Over 1,000 submissions were received through the District’s website. The names were presented to the Board of Trustees at the August meeting.

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Dr. Jason Knight, medical director of Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center in The Woodlands, cuts the ribbon during the ECC open house. He is joined by Houston Methodist The Woodlands CEO Debbie Sukin, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital leadership team, Board members and staff.

Dr. Jason Knight, medical director of Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center in The Woodlands, cuts the ribbon during the ECC open house. He is joined by Houston Methodist The Woodlands CEO Debbie Sukin, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital leadership team, Board members and staff.

HOUSTON METHODIST EMERGENCY CARE CENTER IN THE WOODLANDS CELEBRATES OPENING

On Sept. 26, members of the community attended the open house of Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center in The Woodlands, located at the corner of FM 1488 and Kuykendahl. Members of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

Guests enjoyed tours of the facility and had a chance to meet with board-certified emergency medicine doctors and specially trained nurses and staff who are now treating patients of all ages for minor emergencies to life threatening ones.

The 24-hour, full-service emergency center features a 64-slice CT scanner, full X-ray and ultrasound; eight large, private rooms; a designated ambulance entrance and quick admissions. Should patients need extended care, the emergency center’s affiliation with Houston Methodist The Woodlands provides expedited admissions and transfers to the hospital.

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(L-R): Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, Heidi Carney, First Financial Bank and EDP Chairman of the Board, Jeff Mosely, CEO of the Texas Association of Business.

(L-R): Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, Heidi Carney, First Financial Bank and EDP Chairman of the Board, Jeff Mosely, CEO of the Texas Association of Business.

THE WOODLANDS AREA EDP HOSTS JEFF MOSELEY AT RECENT LUNCHEON

The Woodlands Area Economic Develop­ment Partnership (EDP) held its Quarterly Partner Luncheon at The Wood­lands Resort & Conference Center on Oct. 4. More than 100 partners and guests heard from Jeff Moseley, CEO of the Texas Association of Business (TAB).

Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area EDP, said, “We are fortunate that Jeff took the time to visit our community and offer his straightforward remarks on TAB’s advocacy efforts for our state’s employers. His principal message was simple, grow jobs and paychecks, which is the pure essence of economic development. ”

TAB is the largest business association in Texas, representing over 2,800 businesses, from major corporations to small start-ups. Combined those businesses employ over 2.5 million Texans and drive the economic engine of the state. As the state chamber of commerce, TAB is the most influential and dominant voice for public policy issues affecting business in Texas.

Moseley addressed the need to market Texas as a top competitor in the nation and promote the greater good of Texas business and communities through public policy and direct advocacy at the state and federal levels by actively working to protect and promote the interest Texas Business through the courts.


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