Jan 9, 2019, 00:00 AM
The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas, recently hosted the Board of Directors for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA).
The gathering was held in El Paso in early November and included healthcare leaders from throughout the country, including AHA President, Rick Pollack. The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity works closely with the nation’s hospitals and healthcare organizations to advance health equity and to promote diversity in healthcare leadership.
The meeting included a private tour of the Hospital de la Familia in Cuidad Juarez. This hospital is funded largely by the FEMAP Foundation, a U.S.-based foundation that works to raise the quality of life among people living in poverty through health services, education, economic and social empowerment.
“The relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez is incredibly unique. The desire for compassionate healthcare transcends borders and is a reflection of the spirit that exists in the Borderplex region,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Market CEO for The Hospitals of Providence and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. “We were truly honored and grateful to share this perspective with leadership from the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and the American Hospital Association.”
Over many years, The Hospitals of Providence and a dedicated group of healthcare specialists have collaborated with the FEMAP Foundation to establish the Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic, which provides orthopedic medical care and physical therapy to children from Ciudad Juarez and surrounding cities in Chihuahua. To date, the clinic has treated more than 7,500 children and performed over 800 surgeries.