200多人用食物庆祝, 游戏, 和歌曲, 赌博十大平台排行’s Hornsby Bend 健康 and 健康 Center officially opened on Saturday, 10月21日. 还有美味的玉米饼, 尊巴移动, and a Teddy Bear Clinic staffed by CommUnityCare’s Hornsby Bend providers, the event signaled new and better healthcare access for the more than 10,000 residents in and around the Eastern Travis County community near the Colorado River.
Along with Del Valle to the south and Colony Park to the north, Hornsby Bend is a focus of 赌博十大平台排行’s efforts to bring sorely needed services to the county’s healthcare deserts. 医院区, 在其医疗公平计划的指导下, is growing and expanding to close persistent gaps in access and repair Travis County’s healthcare safety net.
霍恩斯比本德健康和保健中心是一个现代化的, 8,000平方英尺的设施，多达9个检查室 , where 赌博十大平台排行-affiliated CommUnityCare will provide holistic primary medical and behavioral health care without regard to ability to pay – all are welcome 赌博十大平台排行 will also offer education and wellness programs at Hornsby Bend, along with indoor and outdoor spaces including an accessible children’s playscape where the community can gather. Walls throughout the building feature art by Del Valle Independent School District students.
“I hope you are as inspired by their art as I am by them,” said 赌博十大平台排行’s 斯蒂芬妮·麦克唐纳, the hospital district’s executive sponsor for the Hornsby Bend effort, 或者用她的话来说, “负责建造的副总统.”
Travis County residents with low income are heavily concentrated in neighborhoods both along and east of Interstate 35. 东特拉维斯县的大部分地区, including Hornsby Bend – one of the oldest settlements in the county – has lacked access to health and wellness services. About 2,500 people living in and near Hornsby Bend lack health insurance according to census data. The area has become a leading destination for households with low and moderate incomes that can’t cover escalating housing costs in Austin.
赌博十大平台排行 has worked for years to create and improve healthcare access in these formerly semi-rural communities. The Hornsby Bend 健康 and 健康 Center sits across from Dailey Middle School in the Austin’s Colony neighborhood, a spot that’s more than 10 miles from the next-nearest places to receive medical care, 赌博十大平台排行’s Southeast 健康 and 健康 Center and CommUnityCare’s Manor clinic.
赌博十大平台排行 bought the Hornsby Bend site from the Dailey family in 2019. 在活动上，总统 & 首席执行官 迈克Geeslin 他详细叙述了他与布朗夫人的会面. Dailey: “When I was discussing the purchase of this property with her, she was adamant that it be used for the community’s benefit and that there was something here for e非常one. 她想在这里留下些有意义的东西. So, this building is a covenant in honor of those who came before us, 为了纪念那些与我们同行的人, 向那些有耐心的人致敬, and of those in leadership positions who made what were sometimes 非常 艰难的决定使这一切成为可能.”
CommUnityCare首席执行官说 Jaeson弗尔涅“我们的成功与社区的成功密不可分. Our partnership with 赌博十大平台排行 aims to achieve greater health equity for all and strengthen the health and well-being of the communities we serve. 我们致力于提供多样化, 文化主管, 和敏感的服务，满足人们的需求.”
While noting that CommUnityCare has seen thousands of patients over the last three years at 赌博十大平台排行’s temporary clinic in Hornsby Bend off FM 969, “社区内仍有未满足的需求. We look forward to partnering with you to increase access to care and reduce health disparities.”
琼斯香农 of 赌博十大平台排行’s 董事会 spoke to the ongoing relationship between the hospital district and the community.
“We have successfully brought this facility to the community through the efforts of the board, 公民, 我们的民选官员. But now that the facility is here, the question is, will the community make use of it? It’s up to all of us to inform people about the facility’s availability and what it offers. 我们不能说我们干了这事就一走了之. In many communities across the country, health facilities remain underutilized. 我们必须确保这种情况不会在这里发生.”
森州. 莎拉·伊克, 前特拉维斯县法官, highlighted how the county compares to others in the state: “Nearly half of Texas counties lack an obstetrician-gynecologist, 该州有35个县连一个医生都没有. We’re fortunate to have local advocates and elected officials who are willing to address these challenges and step up when the state won’t. 当我在特拉维斯县法院的时候, we heard from advocates about the need for more services in eastern Travis County. 虽然我们比其他国家做得好, 我们仍然面临准入方面的差距, 尤其是在特拉维斯县东部. I’m delighted to see this come to fruition and proud of 赌博十大平台排行 for fulfilling the promises made.”