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CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital Presents $60000 Grant to Christ Clinic of Katy

August 25, 2010 – Katy, Texas – CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is pleased to announce it has made a $60,000 grant to Christ Clinic of Katy through its CHRISTUS Fund, a grant program sponsored by CHRISTUS Health that provides funding to community initiatives focused on the poor and underserved.

“Christ Clinic is grateful to the CHRISTUS Fund for once again providing us with much needed resources to continue serving our community,” says Carolyn Works, Clinic Manager for Christ Clinic. “This grant will allow the clinic to hire medical staff and to purchase medical supplies to continue our mission as a reflection of God’s love and healing grace.”

Christ Clinic is a charity health clinic with pharmacy services for the uninsured people in the Katy community. It provides care for both the physical and spiritual needs of its patients.Christ Clinic depends upon community support for its activities and services, including countless hours of time donated by dedicated volunteers. Funding for the Clinic comes from grants and donations from various foundations, such as the CHRISTUS Fund, as well as from churches, hospitals, companies, and individuals throughout the Katy and Houston area.

“CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is happy to support this deserving organization that is aligned with our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ while building a healthier community for all,” says Jack McCabe, CEO of CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital. “It is especially gratifying to present the clinic with these funds since this year both CHRISTUS St. Catherine and Christ Clinic are celebrating ten years of dedicated health care service.”

The intent of the CHRISTUS Fund is to provide resources to not-for-profit agencies and groups whose vision, mission and goals are consistent with CHRISTUS Health’s mission, values and philosophy of a healthy community.

Organizations that meet these criteria are allowed to submit proposals for programs that support community planning and/or community-based programs which reflect local community priorities. The resources available through the CHRISTUS Fund are in addition to the money traditionally spent by CHRISTUS facilities for charity care and community health programs.

Since it opened its doors in 2000, Christ Clinic has served more than 15,000 patients. The clinic is located at 5504 First Street in Katy, Texas. Its hours of operations are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.christclinickaty.org or call (281) 391-0190.

More details about the CHRISTUS Fund —including criteria for applicantsand additional information about the application process—can be found bycalling the CHRISTUS Fund office at (713) 683-2008 or byvisiting the CHRISTUS HealthWeb site at www.christushealth.org and clicking on the Community Health icon. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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