San José Clinic looks to the future of Houston’s healthcare

November 28, 2017

Fall Speaker Series 2017 featured speaker Bill McKeon, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, with Bob Charlet San José Clinic advisory board member and president and publisher of the Houston Business Journal. Picture with them is Paule Anne Lewis, president and CEO of San José Clinic, and Phil Morabito, chair of the San José Clinic advisory board and president of Pierpont Communications. Photo by Roswith Vogler/San José Clinic.

HOUSTON — On Nov. 1, more than 300 guests joined San José Clinic for the seventh Annual Fall Speaker Series, hosted by the San José Clinic advisory board.

The luncheon featured Bill McKeon, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, who discussed “Building Innovative Healthcare Communities: Houston’s Model for Growth” with Bob Charlet, president and publisher of the Houston Business Journal.

The fundraising and educational luncheon raised more than $30,000, which will provide care for hundreds of uninsured individuals at the clinic.
“Each year, Fall Speaker Series creates an opportunity for people throughout our community to participate in conversations about relevant topics in healthcare,” according to Paule Anne Lewis, president and CEO of San José Clinic. “Bill and Bob shared wonderful insights into the state of Houston healthcare and plans for the continued growth and innovation of our community. Their conversation also reinforced the vital role San José Clinic plays for vulnerable populations, as well as the overall health of our area.”

Phil Morabito, chair of the San José Clinic advisory board, said that “supporters of San José Clinic know the impact the organization makes as they continue to change lives. As hosts of this annual event, the clinic advisory board was pleased to highlight such an important topic at this year’s luncheon.”

This year’s record-breaking luncheon also celebrated the clinic’s 95th anniversary of providing care to Houstonians in need as well as sharing the enormous impact of their Hurricane Harvey relief work. In the wake of the storm, San José Clinic provided and expanded service to patients across the region. They delivered more than 3,000 patient visits, including hundreds in Brazoria and Fort Bend counties which were among those hardest hit by the storm. In the clinic’s on-site Class A pharmacy, they quickly mobilized to fill nearly 4,000 prescriptions.

Lewis said, “This is our work. Beyond Harvey, many of our patients experience personal crisis daily and San José Clinic is always there.”
This year’s event is still receiving donations, which go towards providing the underserved of Houston with quality healthcare.

For more information about San José Clinic, visit www.sanjoseclinic.org.