Project Vida Awarded $440,000 to Re-open West Texas Clinic

May 18, 2015
Press Release

El Paso, Texas – U.S. Representative Will Hurd announced today that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded Project Vida over $440,000 to refurbish and reopen Clínica Guadalpana in far east El Paso County.

“I was proud to support Project Vida with their grant application to improve an underserved community’s access to quality healthcare,” said Rep. Hurd. “Clinics like Clínica Guadalupana provide comprehensive, quality, primary healthcare services to rural communities in my district, and this is a major win for the people in east El Paso county.” Assistance with grant requests is one of the many ways Hurd’s staff can serve the district.

The Cincinnati-based Sisters of Charity established Clínica Guadalupana in 1995 to serve families in the Agua Dulce colonia outside Horizon City.  The clinic was forced to close in 2010 due to financial pressures of providing uncompensated care.  As a major provider of health care in underserved areas of the City of El Paso, East El Paso County and Hudspeth County, Project Vida applied for HRSA funds to re-open Clínica Guadalupana to provide access to primary and preventive care in the Agua Dulce neighborhood.  The clinic is located at 901 Ascensión.

The HRSA funds will allow Project Vida to re-furbish and staff the Clínica Guadalupana facility.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in several months when the clinic is ready to receive patients.

Project Vida currently operates clinics in the City of El Paso’s Chamizal, Northeast and central areas; in the Sparks and Montana Vista colonias of Far East El Paso County; and in Fort Hancock, Dell City and Sierra Blanca in Hudspeth County.

Project Vida Co-Director Bill Schlesinger can be contacted for additional information. 915-533-7057, ext 207 or pvida@whc.net.

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