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2016
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Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ School Based Health Centers Celebrate 15 Years of Service

Milestone marked by Open House on Tuesday, February 23 at Schertz Elementary School

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., the largest private, faith-based funding source for health care services in South Texas, is proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its School Based Health Centers. In celebration of this milestone, along with honoring National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, Methodist Healthcare Ministries will host an open house Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the School Based Health Center at Schertz Elementary (757 Curtiss Ave., Schertz, TX 78154).

Guests are invited to tour the clinic and meet the team of professionals who provide medical, dental and social services. Click here to register: http://www.mhm.org/events/416-school-based-open-house.

Since 2001, the School Based Health Centers at Krueger Elementary and Schertz Elementary, conveniently located on school campuses and both owned and operated by Methodist Healthcare Ministries, have helped children in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City and Marion Independent School Districts (as well as their siblings up to age 21) by providing pediatric primary health care, dental services, and social services. Both clinics stay open year-round and operate during business hours.

"Methodist Healthcare Ministries understands the importance of pediatric care and making it convenient to busy parents and accessible in rural communities," said Marilyn Stanton-White, director of primary care services of Methodist Healthcare Ministries. "The School Based Health Centers are a significant component of our organization's outreach so that our youth stay happy and healthy."

In addition, the School-Based Health Alliance — a nonprofit dedicated to providing the school-based health care field with high-quality resources, training, information, and guidance — will be hosting a Twitter chat right before the open house from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT. The chat will focus on how school-based health centers improve child and adolescent health. Join by using the hashtag #SBHCmonth16. Connect with Methodist Healthcare Ministries any time with the hashtag #MHMSTX.

For more information about Methodist Healthcare Ministries' School Based Health Centers, please visit www.mhm.org.

 

About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. The mission of the organization is "Serving Humanity to Honor God" by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit www.mhm.org.