Hope Clinic celebrates National Health Center Week 2013 with a

Children’s Art Contest. The theme of the contest is “Why I Love Hope Clinic” and the winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card.

Any child 18 years or younger can enter to win.

Contest kits may be picked up at Hope Clinic at the front desk. Artwork must be returned to Hope Clinic on Thursday, Aug. 15 by 5 p.m. and local community leaders will judge entries with prizes being awarded on Friday.

Adding to the National Health Center Week 2013 celebration is a recent patient satisfaction survey that shows 86 percent of patients would recommend Hope Clinic to someone else. The survey also revealed that the vast majority of our patients agree that health information explained to them by their provider is easy to understand.

The telephone survey was conducted earlier this year to about 100 Hope Clinic patients.

National Health Center Week (NHCW) takes place from August 11-17, and is an annual event to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of community health centers. Hope Clinic is one of 71 community health centers across Texas that provide high quality, affordable care at approximately 350 service delivery sites.

“We are proud of the health care home that we’ve built in our community,” said Hope Clinic CEO, Mackie Owens. “Health centers like ours are known for their innovative approach to medicine. We offer preventive and primary care conveniently under one roof alongside Program Eligibility, Adult Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Health Education, added Ms. Owens. “We overcome barriers to care by offering services that other providers do not, such as case management and translation. And we offer all of these services for under $2 per patient per day.”

Health centers are here for everyone, regardless of health condition, age, or insurance status.

Children’s Art Contest: Why I Love Hope Clinic

Ages: Anyone up to 18 years of age may enter. A parent or designated adult must be present to win.

Where: Pick up and return “kits” containing supplies and contest rules at the front desk at Hope Clinic

Deadline: Artwork must be returned no later than noon on Thursday, Aug. 15

Prize: Local community leaders will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. Grand prize is a $50 Visa gift card.