Dr. Hector P. Garcia’s spirit lives on every day at the clinic named after him. On the day that commemorated Dr. Garcia’s 105th birthday, CHRISTUS Spohn received a $50,000 gift from the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation designated to the Master Facility Plan for the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center.
Early in January, Dr. Garcia’s daughter and son-in-law, Cecilia and Jim Akers, visited the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center and were deeply touched. “The patients in that beautiful facility were so happy. Seeing patients being treated equally and receiving medical treatment at the clinic, delighted me. This was my father’s lifetime work – to make sure everyone has access to medical treatment. This clinic, located down the street from my father’s old office, is his legacy.”
The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center ensures that patients continue to receive treatment at this one stop shop. Patients can have lab work performed, x-rays taken, and be seen by specialty doctors such as cardiologists, urologists, gynecologists, endocrinologists, and orthopedists.
During his speech thanking the Garcia Foundation for their donation, Justin Doss, President of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, mentioned that the number of people treated at the health center continues to grow every month. Over 100,000 prescriptions are filled at the clinic’s pharmacy each year.
We thank Cecilia and Jim Akers and the Board of Directors of the Garcia Foundation for their generosity and commitment to our mission.