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Brownsville Community Health Center

Brownsville, Texas

" After 26 years working with the Brownsville Community Health Center, [Paula] Gomez watched as shovels plunged into a vacant field on Friday morning, commemorating the groundbreaking of the center’s new state-of-the-art clinic on East Price Road.  'It’s been a long time coming,' said Gomez, the executive director of the health center.  Currently, BCHC currently serves about 17,000 people a year, with a total of 75,000 individual visits. Once the clinic gets off the ground, the BCHC hopes to serve about 40,000 people.  Speakers at the groundbreaking had numerous examples of what the health center has meant for the community. Diabetic patients who couldn’t afford to pay for emergency room visits were able to get the treatment they needed at the clinic. Physicians have been able to treat people who live in colonias, where sewage systems have sometimes caused an increase in gastro-intestinal problems. The clinics also offer preventative care, with regular doctor-patient relationships that help manage ailments before they get out of control." -- Brownsville Herald, November 20, 2009

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