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Membership in Methodist Hospital's new "society" has its rewards and the docs love it

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02, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, David Cockrell, Estela Cockrell, Julie Boom, Dr. Marc Boom
David Cockrell, Estela Cockrell, Julie Boom, Dr. Marc Boom Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
10, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Sarah Jane Canion, Ross Canion
Sarah Jane Canion, Ross Canion Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
09, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Julie Barrett, Seth Barrett, Brett Chiles, Laura Chiles
Julie Barrett, Seth Barrett, Brett Chiles, Laura Chiles Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
11, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Caroline Finkelstein, Candace Dickerson
Caroline Finkelstein, Candace Dickerson Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
17, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Ellen Linbeck, Todd Frazier
Ellen Linbeck, Todd Frazier Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
08, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Ashley Stevens, John Stevens
Ashley Stevens, John Stevens Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
13, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Leslie Blanton, Richard Everett, Patti Everett
Leslie Blanton, Richard Everett, Patti Everett Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
12, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Jeffrey Foutch, Michela Foutch
Jeffrey Foutch, Michela Foutch Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
07, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, William Wheless, Laura Wheless
William Wheless, Laura Wheless Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
14, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Denis DeBakey, Lavonne Cox, Neda Ladjevardian, Bill King
Denis DeBakey, Lavonne Cox, Neda Ladjevardian, Bill King Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
05, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Sam Daffin, Mary Daffin
Sam Daffin, Mary Daffin Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
06, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Michael Raizner, Randi Razner
Michael Raizner, Randi Razner Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
04, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Katelyn Furman, Meghan Blanton
Katelyn Furman, Meghan Blanton Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
03, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Sarah Underwood, Ann Trammell, Elizabeth Millard
Sarah Underwood, Ann Trammell, Elizabeth Millard Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
02, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, David Cockrell, Estela Cockrell, Julie Boom, Dr. Marc Boom
10, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Sarah Jane Canion, Ross Canion
09, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Julie Barrett, Seth Barrett, Brett Chiles, Laura Chiles
11, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Caroline Finkelstein, Candace Dickerson
17, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Ellen Linbeck, Todd Frazier
08, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Ashley Stevens, John Stevens
13, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Leslie Blanton, Richard Everett, Patti Everett
12, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Jeffrey Foutch, Michela Foutch
07, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, William Wheless, Laura Wheless
14, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Denis DeBakey, Lavonne Cox, Neda Ladjevardian, Bill King
05, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Sam Daffin, Mary Daffin
06, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Michael Raizner, Randi Razner
04, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Katelyn Furman, Meghan Blanton
03, The Methodist Society party, February 2013, Sarah Underwood, Ann Trammell, Elizabeth Millard

With Estela and David Cockrell at the helm as chairs and with Dr. Marc Boom as the charming pitch man, who wouldn't be inspired to join Methodist Hospital Systems' Society for Leading Medicine? The new leadership giving program launched into reality at a cocktail gathering at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance.

Boom, CEO of Methodist Hospital Systems, inspired with commentary on the system's three areas of focus —clinical care, the research institute and the system's educational mission.

In addition to the social heavyweights, a number of doctors from Methodist joined the evening, including three who spoke briefly — Dr. Patrick McCulloch, physician for Houston Ballet specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and physician for Houston Ballet; Dr. Ennio Tasciotti, co-chair of the nanomedicine department; and Dr. David Baskin in the neurosurgery department. 

Benefits of membership (starting at $1,000) include educational and social events, tours of the hospital with Methodist experts, events in private homes featuring information on the latest breakthroughs and the opportunity to support the work of Methodist physicians, researchers and faculty. In only a few weeks since the initial membership drive began, the Society for Leading Medicine already has more than 100 members.

Lending an ear to the proceedings were Janet and Ernie Cockrell, Nancy and Jack Dinerstein, Julie Boom, Laura and William Wheless, Ashley and John Stevens, Todd Frazier, Sara Jane and Ross Canion, Michelle and Jeffrey Foutch, Patti and Richard Everett, Neda Ladjevardian and Bill King.

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