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.