Accreditation & Awards

Legacy Community Health Services is accredited as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a non-profit health care organization. Read more about FQHCs

We are affiliated with the following national, state, and local organizations

United Way of Greater Houston
National Association of Community Health Centers
Texas Association of Community Health Centers
KIPP Academy
AIDS United

Legacy and its staff have received a number of awards, including

2008 – The Illuminations Project – Community Award
2009 – New Orleans AIDS Task Force – 25th Anniversary Award; Awarded to Katy Caldwell
2009 – Pride Houston LGBTQ Pride Parade – Best Social Commentary
2010 – Houston Chronicle – Top Places to Work
2011 – Houston Chronicle – Top Places to Work
2011 – Houston Business Journal – Best Places to Work
2011 – Houston Business Journal – Healthcare Heroes Award
2011 – Houston Business Journal – Community Outreach Organization Award
2011 – Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Katy Caldwell, CEO (nominated)
2011 – Female Success Factor – Top 25 Women of Houston; Awarded to Katy Caldwell, CEO
2011 – Houston Women’s Magazine – 50 Most Influential Women; Awarded to Katy Caldwell, CEO
2011 – LHI of Houston – Community Service Award
2011 – Best Doctors in Houston Award
2012 – Trees for Houston – Arbor Award
2012 – Top Non-Profit to Support the LGBT Community
2015 – Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Katy Caldwell, CEO (finalist)
2016 – Legacy staff members Renita Cooksey & Tim Martinez appointed to Mayor Turners’ Inaugural LGBT Advisory Board
2016 – James Lee appointed to Mayor Turner’s Hispanic Advisory Council
2017 – Texas Executive Women – Women on the Move; Awarded to Katy Caldwell, CEO
2017 – Houstonia Magazine – Top Doctors of 2017; Awarded to Drs. Pedro Bustamante, IV, Dana Kober, and Chad Lemaire
2017 – Houston Chronicle – Top Places to Work
2018 – Houston Business Journal – Women Who Mean Business; Awarded to Katy Caldwell, CEO
2018 – Houston Woman Magazine – Houston’s Most Influential Women of 2018; Awarded to Katy Caldwell, CEO
2018 – Houston Chronicle – Top Places to Work
2018 – OutSmart Magazine Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards – Favorite HIV/AIDS Support Organization
2018 – OutSmart Magazine Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Male Eye Doctor; Awarded to Dr. Scott Sawyer
2018 – OutSmart Magazine Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Pharmacy Runner-Up
2018 – OutSmart Magazine Gayest & Greatest Readers’ Choice Awards – Favorite LGBTQ Benefit of the Year Runner-Up; Awarded to Legacy’s Mint Julep
2019 – The LGBTQ Victory Fund – Annise Parker Pubic Service Award; Awarded to Katy Caldwell, CEO
2019 – Houstonia Magazine – Top Doctors of 2019; Awarded to Drs. Pedro Bustamante, IV, Chad Lemaire, and Charu Sawhney
2019 – Texas Monthly – Rising Stars of 2019; Awarded to Dr. Shetal Amin
2019 – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve – Patriot Award; Awarded to Celina Guajardo
2019 – The American Cancer Society – National Partnership Award
2019 – American Marketing Association Houston Crystal Awards – Best Non-Profit In-House Marketing Campaign; Awarded to Legacy for “Ending HIV” Campaign
2019 – Legacy employee Tim Martinez appointed to Mayor Turner’s Hispanic Advisory Council
2020 – Adolescent Health Initiative – Gold Certification, Adolescent-Centered Environment; Awarded to Legacy Community Health – Montrose
2020 – Houston Business Journal – Most Admired CEO, Nonprofit Honoree; Awarded to Katy Caldwell, CEO
2020 – Human Rights Campaign Health Equality Index – LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer

Legacy Community Health first achieved the Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition in 2012 for seven of our locations. If you are interested in learning more about this recognition, please watch the video below.
Video: Patient-Centered Medical Home

URAC Accredited for Legacy Pharmacy – Montrose

Gold Certification: Adolescent-Centered Environment for Legacy Community Health – Montrose