CE Odom Pediatric Clinic Opening
The newest healthcare resource for the children of Houston was opened on June 24, 2016. The grand opening of the Cleveland E. Odom Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center was attended by members of Cleveland Odom’s family, members of the Harris Health Board, the president and CEO of Harris Health System (HHS), the executive leadership team from Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital, and physicians from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Dr. Jose Garcia, chief of pediatrics at LBJ Hospital and professor and vice-chair of pediatrics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, summed up the importance of the newest Harris Health clinic during his remarks. “This is an opportunity to provide high-quality, evidence-based care while working in collaboration with our partners,” Garcia said.
The new health center has 16 dedicated rooms and is staffed by physicians and residents from McGovern Medical School and nurses from Harris Health System. The clinic is located a block away from LBJ Hospital in the northeast area of Houston. The goal of the clinic, according to Garcia, is to provide for over twenty thousand patient visits a year.
Garcia concluded his comments at the clinic grand opening by stating the importance of legacy. Not only is Cleveland E. Odom’s legacy of service memorialized with the dedication of the new clinic, but the legacy of care provided by the clinicians and nurses to the mothers, babies, and children of Harris County is highlighted.
“For the nearly one-third of Houston babies born at LBJ and the affiliated clinics,” Garcia concluded, “our team is providing high-quality care and will continue to do so.”