Centering Healthcare Institute Identifies El Centro de Corazón as one of the Regional Leadership Partners as Part of Its Expansion Plan


“El Centro is at the heart of making Houston’s East End a healthier community through quality health care that reaches the entire family, which includes prenatal and women’s health services, adult and pediatric primary care, dental, and behavioral health services. We are proud to work with Centering Healthcare Institute to expand Centering’s model of care,” said Marcie Mir, CEO for…

Thank You for Changing Lives! End of Year Contribution for Hope and Health


2017 has been a year unlike anything our El Centro family has ever seen before.  The devastation from Hurricane Harvey was enormous as so many lives were upended and many of our patients lost their homes and possessions.  As the year draws to a close, please consider a tax-deductible donation to El Centro, which will provide hope and health to…

CEO recognized top 50 women in Houston


Congratulations to El Centro’s CEO, Marcie Mir, on being honored as one of the “50 Most Influential Women of 2015” by Houston Woman Magazine Marcie Mir, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer of El Centro de Corazón has been named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2015” by Houston Woman Magazine. According to Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine,…

BCBSTX awards El Centro with a 2016-2017 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has partnered with El Centro de Corazón again this year through their Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Initiative. BCBSTX has awarded El Centro with a 2016-2017 grant of $100,000 as part of their commitment to help stem the rising tide of obesity and related chronic conditions (like diabetes) by focusing on four areas:…

El Centro partnered with the American Cancer Society and the NFL for a Crucial Catch Day – Screening Saves Lives


Pictured with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders from left to right: Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans Foundation; Sandy Biggers, Major Gifts and Campaigns Director for the American Cancer Society – Houston; and Marcie Mir, CEO of El Centro de Corazón El Centro de Corazón will partner with the American Cancer Society and the NFL to host A Crucial Catch…

New Career Opportunities: Apply Today


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March of Dimes Awards Grant to El Centro de Corazón


The March of Dimes has awarded a grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its CenteringPregnancy® program that is aimed at improving the health of moms and babies and preventing preterm birth in particular, here in Houston’s East End. CenteringPregnancy® is a group model of prenatal care that has been proven to improve birth outcomes.  This program will provide…

El Centro Selected As 1 of 15 Grant Recipients Through The NFL Foundation’s $1 Million Dollar Grant Contribution


Touchdown Houston, a charitable giving program created by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee (HSBHC) in partnership with the NFL Foundation, contributed $4 million in grants to 78 local, non-profit organizations. A long-term contribution to the city, these grants will leave an impact on all 11 counties of Houston by concentrating on three key areas: education, health and community enhancement.…

Hurricane Harvey Update


Dear Friends, El Centro is working diligently to provide support to families that experienced loss and devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey.  We are dedicated to helping those in need and we are committed to providing the highest quality of health care and outreach services for the uninsured and underserved affected by poverty and chronic illnesses; particularly during this recovery stage. …

Thank You for Making the 11th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon a Success!


Hundreds of Houston’s community leaders gathered at Hotel ZaZa for El Centro’s 11th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon.  Thank you to our co-chairs and loyal supporters who helped raised over $130,000, which includes over $11,000 donated at the luncheon through the special appeal.  El Centro is so appreciative of your generosity and looks forward to seeing you at next year’s event! To see…

Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) – Level 1 at its John S. Dunn Health Center


In 2015, El Centro received designation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) – Level 1 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) at its John S. Dunn Health Center. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in…

El Centro announces its partnership with Cigna Foundation


Left to Right: Marcie Mir, El Centro CEO and Mike Koehler, Market President for Cigna in South Texas Through El Centro’s partnership with The Cigna Foundation and $100,000 World of Difference grant, El Centro will offer pre-natal classes for low-income women to provide health education and to prevent illness and disease. “Together, El Centro and Cigna will help women in…

El Centro’s new Children Wellness Program (Nutrición con Corazón)


Left to Right: Dr. Robert Morrow, president of BCBSTX and Marcie Mir, El Centro CEO This year, El Centro launched its first ever Children’s Wellness Program (Nutrición con Corazón) to reduce the risk of pediatric diabetes made possible through a grant awarded from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ (BCBSTX) “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” (HKHF) initiative. Blue Cross and…

El Centro receives donation of over 5,000 new books


El Centro is excited to announce it received a generous grant of 5,357 new books from The Molina Foundation. The donated publications, which include health-oriented educational materials, are in English and Spanish and are geared for youths ranging from kindergarteners to high schoolers. Share a Story is an effort by The Foundation, during the month of April in locales across…

Online Registration Now Open for the 11th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon


11th Annual “Making a Difference” Luncheon Benefiting El Centro de Corazón Celebrating 24 years of service to the Houston community! Online registration: When: Friday, February 23, 2018 Time: 11:15 a.m. Registration; 11:45 a.m. – 1:00pm Seated Luncheon Where: Hotel ZaZa Museum District,, 5701 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005 Co-Chairs: Diane Englet and Cyndy Garza Roberts Honorary Chairs: Leisa…

El Centro Receives Bank of America Grant at the December 8th Recipient Celebration


David Ruiz, Bank of America Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Community Engagement with Marcie Mir, El Centro de Corazón CEO. On December 8, 2016 El Centro de Corazón celebrated with Bank of America its recent $20,000 grant in support of El Centro’s health centers. With this grant, El Centro will be able to provide quality health care services…

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El Centro de Corazón was selected as one of the golf tournament beneficiaries at the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament


On October 18, 2017, El Centro de Corazón was selected as a beneficiary of the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament. Halliburton’s support of $50,000 will help El Centro to purchase specialized pediatric dental equipment, which will improve oral health outcomes for low-income children.

Better Business Bureau Recognizes El Centro de Corazón with Winner of Distinction Award


In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, El Centro de Corazón was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 10, 2017. Recognized as a Winner of Distinction this was the first time to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau for service excellence.…

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children awards El Centro Access to Care Grant


Back to School with a Healthy Smile: Underserved Children Brush Up on Oral Health at El Centro de Corazón’s Checkup Party Aug. 24, 2017, Houston—Everyone smile and say, “Back to school!” Approximately 50 underserved children and families from the Houston area got their smiles on at a back-to-school dental checkup party at El Centro de Corazón, a pediatric Dental Home…

El Centro Receives Funding Through The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund!


We are proud to announce that El Centro de Corazón received funding from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund! The fund was established by Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett and is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The funding will be used to provide immediate financial assistance to its patients and families directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey including…

Our 2016 Impact Report


Check out our new 2016 Impact Report which reflects a tremendous year of growth and accomplishments.