AGENCY THAT ADVOCATES FOR CHILD-ABUSE VICTIMS IS BENEFICIARY OF SPRING CHARITY EVENTS


Donation will help address a growing problem in Collin County

PLANO, Texas (July 6, 2011) – The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is the recipient of a substantial check from The Medical Center of Plano that represents the proceeds from the hospital’s recent raffle and community-benefit golf tournament.

The two May events raised almost $49,000 before expenses for the CACCC, which has served more than 35,000 children throughout Collin County since opening its doors in 1992.

“One of the things that really sets The Medical Center of Plano apart is the way it embraces its responsibility to help improve overall health and quality-of-life in the community of which it’s a part ,” said Troy Villarreal, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of the hospital. “These annual community-benefit events are among the most striking examples of that.”

The May 11 golf tournament, which TMCP co-hosted with the Patient-Physician Network, was staged at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. Sponsors included Acute Management, All About Pediatrics, Ameripath Lab, Anvicare, Driving Hope, Gallup, Greener Pastures, LabCorp, Perkins + Will, Questcare, RLP Mechanical, Tech-Clean, Texas Radiology Associates, Texas Specialties & Installation, Vision Bank, and You Name It Specialties.

Several groups directly connected with TMCP itself also provided financial support to the CACCC through their sponsorship of the tournament. They included the hospital’s executive leadership team, its Women’s Services department, and the We Care Committee.

In the May 4 raffle, TMCP employees purchased chances to win valuable prizes ranging from Botox® treatments to a Kindle™ e-reader to an HP® Photosmart printer.

“We’re grateful to The Medical Center of Plano for the exemplary leadership it has displayed in mobilizing so many resources on behalf of Collin County’s children,” said Melanie Carroll, the CACCC’s vice president for development. “The hospital is without question one of the county’s outstanding corporate citizens.”

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that provides safety, healing, and justice for children victimized by neglect and abuse. Achieving this mission is a team effort and the Center houses 250 professionals including law enforcement, the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, Collin County Child Protective Services, medical and therapeutic providers, all working together to keep our community safer and holding offenders accountable.

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About The Medical Center of Plano

The Medical Center of Plano is a full-service, 427-bed acute-care facility with some 1,500 employees and 1,000 physicians on staff, representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties. Accredited by The Joint Commission, The Medical Center of Plano continued its legacy of firsts in 2007 by becoming the first hospital in Collin County to achieve elite Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Association, and again in 2011 with its verification as a Level II Trauma Center. For more information, visit www.TheMedicalCenterofPlano.com

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