Thursday, December 20, 2012

Leadership Mid-Valley explores area healthcare and social service facilities

 Leadership Mid Valley Class VII held its healthcare and social services session on Thursday, December 13, which included a visit to the Aurora House Special Care Facility in Weslaco.
Leadership Mid Valley Class VIII held its healthcare and social services session on Thursday, December 13.  Sponsored by the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Mid-Valley is a nine-month program which seeks to identify and motivate emerging leaders and develop their potential for community leadership by exposing them to the realities, opportunities and problems of the community.  The healthcare and social services session allows class participants to get a firsthand look at all the Mid Valley has to offer in these areas. 

The first stop for the group was the Holy Family Birthing Center, one of the oldest birthing centers in the state of Texas.  The group then received a tour of Knapp Medical Center and was treated to a presentation by CEO James Summersett.

The afternoon included visits to De La Garza Family Dental, Aurora House, a hospice care facility in Weslaco and retirement/assisted living facility John Knox Village.  The class also received a presentation on the health care reform impacts on insurance agencies from Kevin Bloomquist, Devout Insurance.

Class participant Luis Reyes, Magic Valley Electric Co-Op, was particularly impressed with all that Weslaco has to offer the community in healthcare and social services, particularly the care that is available at the Aurora House.

“The Aurora House staff are heroes that provide compassionate care of their residents who are in the last phase of [life],” remarked Reyes.  “We have exceptional healthcare and social services available here in Weslaco.”  


Laura Espinoza, Marketing Director
Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce
956.968.2102 office
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