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PRISM

E m p l o y e e s Our Mission L i v e O u t

There is an overwhelming sense of obliga- tion to help one another and to reach out to those who are less fortunate at all of the hospitals and entities that are part of Texas Health Resources (THR). Employees and physicians on the medical staffs are overwhelmingly gracious with their time, talents and financial resources. This fact is evident in the commitment of two special Presbyterian Healthcare System employees.

Nicole Bullock, RD, previously the manager of Conference Services and the Jackson Patio Café at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (PHD), who has recently accepted the special events manager position with Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, and Natividad Smith, who works in the Food & Nutrition department at PHD, are fine

examples of generosity in action. Through their gifts to the annual THR Associates Employee Campaign they choose to support PHD’s community outreach efforts within the Vickery Meadows neighborhood, which is located just to the east of the PHD campus.

“Working for a faith-based, not-for-profit hospital gives me a sense of stewardship I would not feel as strongly in a secular, for-profit business,” said Mrs. Bullock. “I believe we are called to serve and to be a blessing to others with our God-given gifts. It is important to me that THR recog- nizes that as an employer.”

The community outreach efforts benefiting the Vickery Meadow neighborhood include the Vickery Meadow Improvement District, which exists to enhance quality of life and thereby increase the values of real property and real property improvements within the residential, commercial and medical communities of the Vickery Meadow area; the After School Program at Vickery Meadow Elementary School, allowing students to have a safe place to receive tutoring and care after school hours; and the Vickery Health Center that

provides adult and pediatric primary health care to the indigent population of Dallas County, among others.

“Contributing to the hospital is giving to support my future and the future of those I am helping with my gift,” said Mrs. Smith.

Both women enjoy not only their work, but the opportunities presented to them through their jobs to give back.

“I have supported the United Way Campaign and the THR Food Drive. I have volunteered in the Vickery Meadow area and know how great the need is in our own backyard,” said Mrs. Bullock. “My husband and I have a marriage mission statement that we will choose to live below our means in order to help those who have little to no choice. I cannot live my marriage mission or the hospital’s mission and ignore that need.”

For more information about supporting the Community Outreach efforts at any of the Presbyterian Healthcare System entities, call Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, 214/345-8442.

Nicole Bullock, RD and Natividad Smith, both Presbyterian Healthcare System employees, live out our mission through their generous giving.

I believe we are called to serve and to be a blessing to others with our God-given gifts. It is important to me that THR recognizes that as an employer.

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