Christ Clinic, a charity medical clinic in Katy, has announced the selection of Lara Hamilton, RN as its new executive director. Hamilton, who served as the interim executive director, will fill the vacancy created by former director Kara Hill’s departure to join the Christus Foundation. The selection was made by the Christ Clinic’s board of directors in July.
Hamilton, a registered nurse, has been with Christ Clinic since 2012 and has been involved in patient care and clinic operations. Her five-year experience cultivating and maintaining relationships with both patients and volunteer providers will be valuable as she leads the clinic in providing quality healthcare to the uninsured in the Katy community.
“I am humbled and excited to serve as the executive director of Christ Clinic,” remarks Hamilton. “My vision for the clinic is to provide medical care to the underserved in our community in a safe and welcoming place without judgment. Our goal is to make patients feel valued and to experience God’s love and healing grace through our actions. We want to empower people to take control of their health and supply them with the necessary tools.”
Christ Clinic provided care to over 5,000 patients in 2016. The clinic offers ongoing primary care, health promoting classes, mental health support and an after-hours walk-in clinic. The nonprofit clinic operates independently of government or insurance funding and relies overwhelmingly on charitable donations from local churches, businesses and individuals.
The clinic will host its 6th annual Breakfast for a Blessing, on September 22, 2017. This event will raise funds to provide health services for thousands of uninsured patients in the Katy area.
To find out more about supporting Christ Clinic or about the upcoming event Breakfast for a Blessing, please visit www.christclinickaty.org