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San José Clinic Hosted its Annual Portrait of Compassion Reception


Photo-with-Duigne-Galvez Portrait of Compassion 2019 reception featured from left to right: His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo; Good Samaritan of the Year award recipient Duigne Galvez; Maureen Sanders, President and CEO of San José Clinic; and Board Chair Mary Cronin.
By Cristina Herrera, San Jose Clinic | March 1, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27th, supporters of San José Clinic gathered for the third annual Portrait of Compassion reception. During the evening, Maureen Sanders, President and CEO of San José Clinic, shared an overview of the Clinic’s 2018 accomplishments and the path ahead to our 100th anniversary in 2022.

“In 2018, we served 3,762 patients resulting in a total of 30,548 patient visits. We are truly grateful to our collaborative partners and academic affiliates for their continued partnership; and to our dedicated 914 volunteer medical and dental providers, who provided 34,204 hours of service last year to fulfill our mission of providing quality affordable healthcare to the uninsured and uninsurable in our community,” announced Maureen Sanders, President and CEO of San José Clinic. “As the demand for our services grow, we are increasingly challenged to increase our staff and resources and prepare for the future. We now focus our attention forward to expanding into Fort Bend County and embracing growth. We are confident in the direction we are moving and look forward to making a greater impact in the community.”

At the event, Maureen Sanders, His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and San José Clinic’s Board Chair Mary Cronin presented the Volunteer of the Year award to Mr. Louis Wu. Mr. Wu has been a volunteer physician assistant at San José Clinic since 2010. He volunteers at the Clinic every Friday to help care for patients with limited access to healthcare.

The Good Samaritan of the year award, an annual employee award, based on nominations from the Clinic was presented to Duigne Galvez. Duigne Galvez has been working at San José Clinic as a medical assistant since March 2017. She is committed to her work and has over 18 years of experience working in the medical field.

Maureen Sanders shared, “We look forward to San José Clinic’s 100-year anniversary in 2022. We pride ourselves on upholding the legacy of our founders by continuing to provide quality healthcare services for individuals and families in the Greater Houston area who struggle the most with accessing care.”

For more information about San José Clinic, Houston’s premiere safety-net clinic, visit www.sanjoseclinic.org.

About San Jose Clinic
San José Clinic, the original safety-net clinic in Houston, has steadfastly grown into a leading provider of quality healthcare services for individuals and families in the Greater Houston area who struggle the most with accessing care. The Clinic began with the vision of Monsignor Walsh, a donation of $50 from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women and volunteers from the community, who all came together with the same hope of breaking down barriers to healthcare for the underserved. Ninety-seven years later, we proudly uphold the legacy of our founders by continuing to provide healthcare for those who need a health home the most, including primary and specialty medical and dental care as well as vision, laboratory and pharmacy services. San José Clinic is a United Way agency, a Texas Medical Center member institution and a ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.




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