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Direct Energy Patient Floor Unveiled at Texas Children's Heart Center®

On Oct. 10, Texas Children’s Hospital formally dedicated the 23rd floor of the Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower as the Direct Energy Patient Floor. The new floor is home to Texas Children’s Heart Center’s Cardiac Patient Care Unit. Texas Children’s and Direct Energy executives, as well as physicians, staff and volunteers celebrated the milestone alongside U.S. Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, and State Representative Sarah Davis. A bright orange ribbon cutting ceremony followed remarks from Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s, Manu Asthana, president of Direct Energy Home, and Dr. Daniel J. Penny, chief of cardiology at Texas Children’s.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the festivities continued as Direct Energy volunteers visited patient rooms with the Direct Energy Fun Cart, which is full of toys and activities for patients and their families to enjoy during their hospital stay.

In 2015, Direct Energy committed $5 million to Texas Children’s Promise Campaign to support the expansion of Texas Children’s Heart Center. It is the largest corporate gift ever made to a Texas Children’s campaign priority. With Direct Energy’s generous support, Texas Children’s is able to provide highly specialized care to even more children who come to the hospital for help—and particularly to those who are the most critically-ill and have the most complex cardiac conditions.

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Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over four million customers. Direct Energy gives customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), an international energy and services company, Direct Energy, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, operate in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and eight provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit

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