Veterans and their families shared time together on Nov. 10 at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital. The second annual event was hosted to honor those who have served, remind them that they are still appreciated, and let them know that all veterans, active military, and their families are welcome at the hospital.
At the event, everyone enjoyed learning details and hearing anecdotes about our veterans’ service. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments were served, and each guest received this year’s commemorative red, white, and blue Houston Methodist St. John cap.
“A Salute to Veterans is just one of the ways Houston Methodist St. John provides outreach to local veterans and military families,” said Dan Newman, CEO. “Our hospital is an official US Family Health Plan (USFHP) provider, and is proud to provide high quality health care to those with USHFP health insurance coverage.”
USFHP representatives were present at the event, as well as volunteers from BAHEP Cares!, an executive mentoring and Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership community outreach program to support veterans. Primary care physicians, Dr. Sam Lingamfelter, Dr. Mark Aguilar, and Dr. Rosemary Eseh-Logue, also attended to visit with guests.
“We continue to expand our offerings in the areas of health care that are most important to veterans, as well as civilians and their families,” Newman said. “We are invested in delivering the highest quality health care to all patients we serve.”
In recent years, Houston Methodist St. John has invested significantly to expand its primary care physician group and grow existing services and specialties such as orthopedics and sports medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, urogynecology, weight loss surgery, and neurology.