Tracey had been laid off and Xavius had recently started a new job, so neither had health insurance when their daughter, Skylin, needed surgery for a ruptured appendix. But the charity care program at Texas Children’s Hospital covered the cost of her treatment and helped the family through a difficult time.
Texas Children’s Hospital began with a promise to provide the best possible care for every patient, regardless of their ability to pay. More than 50 percent of Texas Children’s patients get their health care coverage from Medicaid or CHIP, while some have no insurance at all. Texas Children’s provides more than $150 million in charity care and community benefits each year.
This investment on the part of the hospital truly serves its core community — the majority of children who receive this assistance live in Harris County or one of the seven surrounding counties at the time of their treatment.
The Promise Campaign will not only support Texas Children’s charity and community care programs but will also help to raise funds for the hospital’s most crucial initiatives or needs.