KINGSVILLE – CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg unveiled more than $600,000 in renovations to its Labor and Delivery wing at a July 30 community open house.
The renovations included new flooring and furniture, with a focus on improving the comfort and safety of delivery rooms and newborn care areas. The upgrades also include a remodeled nurse’s station and artwork throughout the delivery unit.
The annual South Texas Charity Weekend, which celebrated its 23rd year in January, helped to fund the improvement in services at the hospital. The event – which includes a quail hunt, hunters’ luncheon, birding tours and a reception and dinner featuring live and silent auctions – has helped to raise more than $4 million for CHRISTUS Spohn Kleberg. Those proceeds have helped to fund a helipad, digital mammography unit, intensive care and emergency department renovations, and the Colston Family Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.
Speakers at the open house included Bill Colston Jr., a philanthropist and an organizer of the South Texas Charity Weekend; Dr. Martin Boyd, who oversees labor and delivery at Spohn Kleberg; Karen Bonner, Vice President of Philanthropy with the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation; and David LeMonte, president and chief operating officer at Spohn Kleberg.
The South Texas Charity Weekend will return for its 24th year in January.
Posted on August 3, 2015