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New Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center Opens


HCHDMLKCenter.jpgREADY FOR PATIENTS—Celebrating the opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center are, from left, Eugene Sirls, senior project manager; Stephen DonCarlos, chairman of the Harris County Hospital District’s board of managers; Fadine Roquemore, MLK council member; Bob Trenschel, M.D., senior VP and administrator; Linda Kinchen, nurse manager; Carolyn Bell, director; Shelley Manning, M.D., medical director; Congressman Al Green; Rep. Alma Allen; Elvin Franklin, member of the hospital district’s board of managers; Rep. Garnet Coleman; David Lopez, president and CEO of the hospital district; Brian Reed, M.D., vice-chief of staff; and Carlos Vallbona, M.D., chief of staff.

Harris County Hospital District celebrated the opening of its new Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 14.

Located at 3550 Swingle Rd. near the intersection of Cullen Blvd. and Almeda-Genoa Rd., the new 64,000-square-foot building replaces the previous 15,050-square-foot center formerly located within the hospital district’s Quentin Mease Community Hospital.

The new center has 60 exam rooms and will provide a wide range of health care services, including primary care for both adults and children, dental, ophthalmology, obstetrics, psychiatry, pharmacy, laboratory and many other services. About 100,000 patient visits per year are expected.

An adjacent 10,000 square-foot eligibility center is opening to help Harris County residents register for services. 

Nicole Benningfield