FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 17, 2017
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Legacy Community Health Opens $5 Million State-of-the-Art Campus in Houston’s Fifth Ward
New building features local art by Reginald Adams
Ahead of June 3 ribbon cutting with Mayor Turner, take a 360-degree tour of building
HOUSTON –Legacy Community Health, one of Texas’ largest community health centers, today announced the grand opening of its 29th clinic in Southeast Texas that offers high-quality health care to low-income patients. The 16,900 sq. ft. campus is part of the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation’s larger revitalization project in the area. The clinic will provide adult primary care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, behavioral health, dental and vision, with a geriatric practice and pharmacy coming soon.
“We are humbled to be a part of the Lyons Avenue Renaissance plan,” said Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Health. “The new campus will enable us to better meet the growing demand for high-quality, affordable health care in the area – and to do so with services all under one roof in a welcoming space that reflects the community.”
The Fifth Ward is a historically underserved area when it comes to education, health care, and employment, according to data from the City of Houston. Legacy’s new location at 3811 Lyons Avenue replaces the health center’s prior facility in the same neighborhood that opened a decade ago.
“We’re so grateful Legacy Community Health is expanding their footprint in the area,” said Kathy Flanagan Payton, President/CEO of The Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation. “We value their partnership and commitment to affordable, high-quality health care.”
A 360-degree virtual tour of the building, which soft-opened on May 15, can be viewed below. We suggest hitting the play button in the bottom left corner.
A commissioned mosaic by Reginald Adams, known for his award-winning murals and art installations in Houston’s historic neighborhoods, is on an exterior wall of the building. Two other local artists – Jesse Lott and Tony Parana – have art on exhibit inside the clinic. The Weingarten Art Group managed the commissioned works. Artists’ bios can be found here.
The grand opening of the building is 11:00 am- 2 pm on Saturday, June 3. Remarks by Caldwell, Mayor Sylvester Turner and other elected officials, Payton, and Rev. Harvey Clemons will begin at 11:30am, followed by a ribbon cutting, building tours, and meet-and-greets with the artists. Media must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy Community Health, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides comprehensive care to over 150,000 community members, regardless of their ability to pay, at 29clinics in Southeast Texas. The agency provides adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health.