The American Electric Power Foundation has provided philanthropic support to CHRISTUS Spohn Health System for more than 30 years, and its most recent gift will continue a legacy of health care excellence in the Coastal Bend community for years to come.

On June 28, AEP Texas President and COO, Judith Talavera, presented a $500,000 check to the CHRISTUS Spohn Foundation designated to the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center.

An unveiling of a plaque honoring the donation, as well as a tour of the clinic, took place after the check presentation.

The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center, named after a man who gave medical care to residents no matter their status or income, provides services for minor illnesses and injuries. The clinic offers specialty clinics, lab and imaging services, a drive-through pharmacy as well as education and wellness programs.

Karen Bonner, Vice President for Philanthropy, states, “The AEP Foundation’s support helps enable our medical team at the health center to deliver the highest level of patient care. Their funds will help improve the health of individuals with limited resources who may have never visited a doctor’s office. We at CHRISTUS Spohn are grateful for their generous support of our health care ministry.”

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