April was a volunteer month celebrated at the Open House on April 30th.  Julia’s Center loves and appreciates each of our volunteers. Recognition was given to those that Julia’s Center is losing as they are going on to Medical or Physician Associate Schools in Texas.
All the volunteers in this photo have been admitted to Texas Medical or PA Schools, except for Rogelio. Rogelio received the President’s Volunteer Service Award-Silver Level for volunteering.  He had 210 volunteer hours, and Alicia Harris had 220 hours; Alicia received the President’s Volunteer Service Award – Bronze Level.  Alicia wasn’t present for the ceremony.
The names of the volunteers in the photo from Left to Right are:
Name of Volunteer                               2022 Accepted to or recipient of
Shane Valencia                                             Texas Tech School of Medicine in El Paso
Jacob Thomas                                              McGovern Medical School, the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
Neha Sawhney                                             Physician Associate School, University of Texas of Rio Grande Valley
Swetha Prakash                                           Sam Houston State College of Osteopathic Medical School in Conroe
Rogelio Armino                                           Recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Silver Level
Julia Plyako                                                  Physician Associate School at the University of Texas San Antonio
Julia’s Center is very proud of our volunteers who served in the clinic for the past few years!  We wish those going on to Medical or Physician Associate Schools the very best!  Texas will have some wonderful healthcare providers!  Hopefully, they will come back to volunteer at Julia’s as Providers!
Other notable news!
2022  Callie Acquqye, RN, was the first recipient of the  Jody Hopkins Award Excellence Award for best exemplifying the Texas Association of Charitable Clinics’ mission and vision through her extraordinary contributions to the community with all her various volunteering efforts.
Mary Ann Lee is the incoming Board Secretary of the Texas Association of Charitable Clinics (TXACC).
TXACC is a state associated with the mission of “Enhancing the overall ability of Texas Charitable Clinics to provide the highest level of care.  Its vision is “Fostering the best charitable clinic network in the country.”
Nurses Week!  May 6th through May 12th
Honoring Julia’s Center for Healthcare’s wonderful nurses with a combined total of 541 years of nursing experience providing expert care for the Center’s patients!  Thank you, Nurses!