In Houston, we are uniquely positioned and equipped to develop viable local healthcare solutions. Right now, there are local programs that are working and are having an impact on the problem. These programs are saving lives and helping us manage healthcare resources more effectively. We need to grow these solutions so we can help even more people.
The healthcare crisis continues to cut deeply into the fabric of Houston. In response, Memorial Hermann has taken a greater leadership role in finding solutions by starting new programs that help patients find more appropriate, lower-cost alternatives to care and reduce Houston's overall healthcare expenditures in the process.
To learn more about our programs or how you can help, please contact us at (713) 338-5983.
As individuals, each of us can make a difference by supporting the community health efforts underway, collaborating with leaders of education and health-based community initiatives and by contacting our legislators and alerting them to the importance of working together to provide care for the underserved people in our community today. To learn more, call (713) 338-5983.
For Business and Community Leaders
For more information on how you or your organization can get involved in building a community-based infrastructure to provide care for the underserved, call (713) 338-5983.
For Healthcare Providers
A partner of Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation, Gateway to Care is a grassroots collaborative providing a unified voice for its more than 165 members, including affiliated public and private safety net health systems, coalitions, advocacy groups and social service providers who work together to assist medically indigent residents in receiving care in the most appropriate setting. Since Gateway to Care’s inception in 2000, it has brought more than $100 million in new healthcare resources to the region, including numerous clinics and FQHCs, and established the usage of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in hospitals, clinics and community organizations. Gateway to Care’s Provider Health Network is based on a national model called Project Access that connects people to medical specialists so they can receive the right treatments earlier in their illness.
To learn more about how you can volunteer your services as a healthcare provider, please contact us.