WHAT: Houston Methodist’s Faith & Medicine Biennial Luncheon
WHERE: River Oaks Country Club
More than 275 attended Faith & Medicine on October 2, which was chaired by Libbie Nelson, Lou Houser and Wendy Moreland. This year the luncheon focused on the supportive & palliative care specialty at Houston Methodist, which aims to ease the disease burden and to provide the patient with the best possible quality of life emotionally, spiritually and physically.
The luncheon opened with an invocation by Congregation Beth Israel Senior Rabbi, David Lyon, and featured moving testimonials by Libbie Nelson and Neil Bush. Houston Methodist President & CEO, Marc L. Boom, MD, moderated a panel of experts from our supportive & palliative care team, as well as a spiritual care leader. Sarah Grudier, LCSW, clinical social worker, Bettie Hightower, DMin, senior chaplain, and Karina Ramirez, MD, a palliative medicine physician, discussed how and when these professionals can best be integrated into the health care teams caring for our loved ones. The luncheon featured a musical performance by Claire Hightower and a benediction by vice president of spiritual care and values integration, Rev. Charles Millikan, DMin.