AccessHealth Unveils New Mobile Clinic at 7th Annual Community Challenge
Fort Bend County, TX – Thanks to funding from humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief, AccessHealth recently unveiled a new Mobile Health Clinic during the 7th Annual Community Challenge Tournament on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Missouri City Community Park.
Representatives from the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce and several elected officials were on hand for a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, including Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George; Commissioner Grady Prestage; Commissioner Barry Beard; County Court No. 4 Judge Toni Wallace; and Missouri City Council Members Vashaundra Edwards and Reginald Pearson. Direct Relief’s Senior Manager of U.S. Programs, Katie Lewis, also joined in the celebration.
“Local health providers like AccessHealth work tirelessly to serve their communities every day and often become essential first responders during times of disaster,” said Lewis. “It’s a privilege for us to support AccessHealth’s work with this mobile unit, expanding the health center’s reach to serve patients where they are, when they need it most.”
Following the Ribbon-Cutting, local teams competed for championship titles in the Community Challenge Tournament. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital won titles in both Softball and Kickball, managing to defeat strong second place teams, Richmond Rotary in Softball, and Jacquizz Rodgers team in Kickball. The 2nd annual Fajita Cook-Off was also a success. Winning the Beef Category for Best Fajitas was City of Richmond, with Niagara Bottling, LLC as Runner Up. “Around Fort Bend Leadership”, took home bragging rights for the Specialty Category for their chicken fajitas, with “More Fort Bend Leadership” coming in a close second.
“I want to thank presenting sponsor Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in addition to all of our generous sponsors and every softball, kickball and cook-off team for making this the best Community Challenge event to date,” said AccessHealth CEO Mike Dotson.
“A special thanks to Direct Relief for this incredible new community asset, our new mobile clinic, which is equipped to provide both medical and dental services and will bring health care to people throughout Fort Bend County, particularly in times of crisis or disasters.”
Additional 2019 Community Challenge sponsors included the City of Missouri City, the City of Richmond, Community Health Choice, Memorial Hermann, Harry M. Green Interests, Scott Berdou, Classic Chevrolet and Niagara Bottling.
Community Challenge proceeds support AccessHealth’s mission to provide healthcare to all families and individuals, including those that are low-income, uninsured or underinsured. With clinics in Richmond, Stafford and Missouri City, AccessHealth provides adult and pediatric medical care, dental and behavioral health, HIV and nutrition services regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Ninety percent of AccessHealth’s patients are considered low-income, and 55% are uninsured.