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Laughter is the Best Medicine event update
Thank you for helping to raise over $15,000 in one night! We are so much closer to
starting the first phase of the clinic in La Laguneta.
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The La Laguneta Clinic
We are currently partnering with Sangre de Cristo Health Project to raise funds for the construction of the La Laguneta Clinic. Through the generous support of donors and friends, young and old, Grace Centre has already made a significant difference in the health and well-being of residents of San Pedro Ayampuc and San Jose Nacahuil. Learn More
A new clinic means more than just additional space and new equipment. A new clinic is a sign of commitment to the community of La Laguneta that the care and support they need are there to stay.
A new 1,727 square-foot medical clinic also includes expanded program areas, staff offices, and warehouse to create a combined 4,986 square-foot facility to carry out the mission of the Sangre De Cristo Health Care Project.
In 2011, 13,568 people were served in the medical clinic, laboratory and pharmacy. In the new expanded facility, along with the trends we have seen over this past year, we anticipate that these three areas will serve more than 17,000 people on an annual basis. In addition, this facility w
ould provide support for the dental health education program, reaching more than 18,125 students each year along with the “healthy habits” program that includes 1,000 students from four public schools.
Sangre de Cristo
Since 1995, people in the La Labor, San Pedro Ayampuc region of Guatemala have had access to quality and dignified health care due to the efforts of the Sangre de Cristo Health Care Project, which operates five medical clinics, complete with pharmacies, and two dental clinics, along with two medical laboratories. More than 90,000 people receive medical care annually in this region.
Their mission of service includes creating an integrated health care system in their communities they work in including a multi-faceted approach through educational, preventative, and curative components.
Sr. Dani Brought, ASC, serves as administrative director of Sangre de Cristo Health Care Project efforts in the region. Her decades of experience in Guatemala makes this funding effort for a new clinic a unique opportunity to deliver much needed care in an efficient and effective way where no alternative exists.