Part of the new brick paver installation located at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation has completed the first installation of bricks from a paver project that began earlier this year at the county hospital.

The pavers are installed at the hospital’s front entrance canopy. Funds raised support the ongoing fundraising efforts of the foundation and benefit the new surgery department construction at TCMH.

“The first round of brick paver installation only completed a portion of the area for the pavers, so we are seeking donations toward additional pavers to be installed in the spring of 2018,” said Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director.

The pavers range in size from 4×8-inch bricks with three lines of text to 8×8 inch bricks that can accommodate six lines of text or a business logo. Donations from $100-350 will purchase a brick.

Multiple 8×8 arrangements of pavers can also be ordered to make specific, larger designs.  Quotations for these individual arrangements are available from the foundation. Pricing is based on the project.

The surgery department shell at TCMH has been completed, but interior work –– operating rooms, recovery rooms, a waiting area, staff dressing rooms and other related spaces –– are in the process of being built. TCMH has received donations from private donors as well as a grant from the Delta Regional Authority to help with the project. Funds are still being raised for specialized equipment the department will need, and the brick paver donations benefit the department.

“The pavers are a great way to recognize or memorialize someone or a significant date,” Gentry said. 

He suggested that the pavers can be engraved with the name and birthdate of a child, with the names and anniversary date of a marriage or with family or business names.

In the new installation are the names of all the TCMH employees that participated in raising funds for the hospital’s capital campaign. Organizations and businesses have also participated in donating funds to have bricks engraved with logos or other details related to the group.

All bricks are laser engraved to create the most durable and permanent engraving. Donations are tax deductible.

The foundation has a printable mail order form for bricks or an online ordering and payment form available at the its website at

For additional information, contact Gentry at or 866-967-3311.

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