Category Archives: Press Release

Data Shows Decline in Annual Checkups for Teens, Only 9% of 18 Year-Olds Getting Wellness Exams

HOUSTON (May 6, 2021) – A local review of pediatric patient data at Legacy Community Health (“Legacy”) in the greater Houston area shows that as children age, they are less likely to receive routine preventative care. Legacy, one of the country’s largest federally-qualified health centers, is launching a new program called TeenWell that aims to …

Dr. Tamisha Jones Promoted to Legacy Community Health’s New Senior Medical Director of Clinical Affairs

HOUSTON (April 14, 2021) – Legacy Community Health is excited to announce that Dr. Tamisha Jones has accepted a new position as Senior Medical Director of Clinical Affairs. In this new role, Dr. Jones will focus on oversight and alignment of the medical service lines and identifying collaborations to help improve health outcomes and the …

Houston’s Largest Community Health Clinic Network Creates First Chief HR Position

HOUSTON (March 24, 2020) – Legacy Community Health, the largest FQHC in Texas, welcomes Vince Goodwine as its first Chief Human Resources Officer. The executive leadership position, which did not exist prior to Goodwine, was created to provide equitable and welcoming leadership to the health care agency’s HR department and 1,400-plus employees across Southeast Texas.

Legacy Community Health Clinics Continue COVID-19 Safety Precautions after State Mask Mandate Lifted

HOUSTON & BEAUMONT, TX – (March 10, 2021) Legacy Community Health clinics will continue safety protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of patients and staff. Although the state no longer mandates masks to be worn, masks are still required along with social distancing, regular hand washing, and hand sanitizing …

Wellness Bar by Legacy Offers Affordable Preventative Services in Spa-like Setting

New facility at 120 Westheimer now open HOUSTON (October 22, 2020) – In true innovative fashion, Legacy Community Health is unveiling a new approach to providing preventative services to the community. Named Wellness Bar by Legacy, the new 2,100 sqft facility located at 120 Westheimer in Montrose offers certain preventative care services in a spa-like …

Legacy Community Health Available for Comment on Revised Social Work Code of Conduct

The newly revised code removes the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities from its list of non-discrimination protections HOUSTON (October 22, 2020) – Legacy Community Health, the largest community health center system in Texas, announced today its opposition to the State Board of Social Work Examiners’ revised code of conduct. For years, the State Board of Social …

COVID Quarantine Baby Boom? Likely Not, According to Legacy Community Health Data

Legacy patient data shows an overall decrease in number of positive pregnancies conceived during local quarantine time period HOUSTON (October 5, 2020) – Houstonians were mostly home from mid-March through the end of April following local orders to Work Home, Stay Safe to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. While many found themselves with …

Adolescent Health Initiative certification focuses on quality care for adolescents

Legacy Community Health Receives Gold Certification for Adolescent Health Service HOUSTON (September 29, 2020) – Legacy Community Health’s Montrose clinic has received a Gold-Level Certification as an Adolescent-Centered Environment. As defined by the Adolescent Health Initiative, Adolescent-Centered Environments are inclusive of, informed by, and responsive to the needs and values of adolescents. Adolescent-Centered Environments also …

Legacy Community Health Partners with Galena Park ISD with Two In-School Pediatric Clinics

Pediatric, behavioral health services offered to PreK-12 students HOUSTON (September 2, 2020) – Legacy Community Health (Legacy), the largest federally qualified health center in Texas, has opened two clinics, one in each of two Galena Park I.S.D. campuses: North Shore Senior High School and Green Valley Elementary School. The clinics are a first-of-its-kind for Galena …