It’s been under the radar in recent months, but the Texas Health Resources Foundation has been in its “silent phase of the campaign” for the rejuvenation of the Margot Perot Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas.
With a goal of $10M, the Margot Perot Center Renovation effort has already reached the $7.5M mark and is now reaching out to the community to complete the remaining $2.5M toward the $56M construction project.
According to Foundation President Laura McWhorter, “I know we can do more! With the dedicated work of our volunteers and our generous community, we believe $10 million is possible by the end of the campaign. These additional funds will provide for enhancements to the project that were not included in the original budget.”
For the past 40 years the Center has been “serving families of North Texas,” and it’s about time for a 21st century major facelift. The renovations will “allow the center to expand capacity, upgrade Labor and Delivery, postpartum, surgical and high-risk units.”
According to Texas Health Dallas Obstetrics and Gynecology Division Chair Dr. Eugene Hunt, “We are trying to do something that will last another 40 years. The technology in the labor and delivery rooms, the operating rooms, and at the nurses’ stations will be leading edge. This will enable physicians, nurses, and the whole healthcare team to more easily deliver the best care possible.”
Originally, the Center was “made possible through a gift from the children of Margot and Ross Perot Sr. in honor of their parents’ 25th anniversary.”
With Father’s Day up ahead, why not use that plastic to support future dads to welcome their youngsters?
* Graphic provided by Texas Health Resources Foundation ** Photo credit: Bruce E. Maxwell