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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: $184,000+ Awarded to CMNH Programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier!

Join us in celebrating our colleagues and the amazing work they’re doing to help local kids!  Yesterday, we announced the award of more than $184,000 in grants to our CMN Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier! In fact, we were able to fully fund EVERY GRANT REQUEST SUBMITTED in the 1st cycle of CMNH grants thanks to the generosity of donors in our community (including you!) and the commitment of our fundraising partners to ASK for the kids! See the chart below for information on grants awarded.


WHERE DO THE FUNDS COME FROM? Each year, CHRISTUS Foundation is able to award these CMNH funds thanks to:

·         CMNH National Partner campaigns and events:

o   Ace Hardware Corp.

o   Barksdale Federal Credit Union

o   CEFCO Convenience Stores

o   Coca-Cola

o   Dairy Queen Corp.

o   GameStop

o   Love’s Travel Stops

o   Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

o   Phi Mu Fraternity


o   United Networks of America

o   Valvoline Instant Oil Change

o   Walmart Inc.

·         Local Foundation events, like our Miracle Tour ( and our upcoming NEW Designer Purse Bingo!

·         Generous associate donations in the Associate Giving Campaign that are designated to CMN! 



2020 1st Round CMNH Results


NICU Christy Bailey For the purchase of 3 Giraffe Omni beds         $99,823
CHRISTUS Coushatta Dental Clinic Chelsea Cremeans For the purchase of a Midmark mobile scanner, printer and tray         $24,738.75
CHRISTUS Swim Angie Carter For training equipment and for team to attend elite competition         $10,181.00
THE BIRTH PLACE Becky Fish For advance training for staff and vital equipment         $9,402.00
Emergency Department – Highland Julie Turpen For therapeutic distraction devices and training for staff to manage pediatric patients and trauma related injuries           $9,375.00
CARA CENTER Angel Rogers Renovation of clinic waiting room           $8,212.00
KIDS CLINIC Lisa Hooper For specialized training for staff and vital equipment           $4,500.00
Certified Child Life Specialists Paige Cox Education for current staff, vital equipment for pediatric patients and parents           $3,400.00
BIRTH, BABY & BEYOND Allie Keith To provide educational materials for new parents and siblings & to create a series of educational videos for new parents           $2,774.00
TEEN MOM Mackey Roberson Educational materials and laptop computers for graduating teen moms           $2,477.00
CHRISTUS Coushatta Rural Health Clinic Shannon Waters For Hemocue Analyzers for use in pediatric wellness visits           $2,251.65
CHRISTUS Coushatta Healthcare Center Kelli Bufkin For the purchase of additional vital signs equipment.           $2,053.73
CHRISTUS Coushatta Clinical Education Kelli Bufkin To provide training to all LPNs and RNs on life-saving techniques for infant and pediatric patients           $1,840.18
Bossier Emergency Hospital Dana Miller For therapeutic distraction devices and training for staff to manage pediatric patients and trauma related injuries           $1,500.00
Case Management for NICU & BIRTH PLACE Wendy Lee To purchase car seats for new parents in need           $1,000.00
PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE Kelly Patterson For stethoscopes for use with pediatric patients               $600.00