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Local Dealerships Sponsor Mobile Healthcare Units


Two Women at a Mobile Health Unit | Image by Texas Health

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The Texas Health Resources Foundation was granted a sponsorship from North Texas Ford to benefit the 2022 Texas Health Resources Wellness for Life program, which has provided healthcare and wellness services to communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region for nearly 30 years.

The sponsorship from North Texas Ford is for $75,000, The Kaufman Herald reported on Thursday.

Fernando Varela, the North Texas Ford Dealers Advertising Group chairman, told The Kaufman Herald that “working alongside Texas Health Resources, who has a strong community-driven purpose, is unmeasurable.” He said North Texas Ford Dealers “have a passion for getting involved at a grassroots level.”

The Texas Health Resources Foundation president, Laura McWhorter, expressed gratitude for the sponsorship.

“It is an honor to work with an organization whose values align with ours,” she said.

The partnership will allow Texas Health to expand its Wellness for Life Mobile Units program into more communities. Mobile screenings are offered where people experience a “barrier of transportation or access,” including pap smears, mammograms, and screenings for skin, prostate, and colon cancer.

Patients must be at least 21 years old to receive female and male wellness exams. For a mammogram screening, patients must be at least 40 years old, and patients for a colon screening must be at least 50 years old.

Wellness for Life Mobile Units hold community events, but North Texans can also schedule a screening at a designated community location or walk in.

Since opening in 1993, the mobile program has benefited more than 95,000 North Texans, according to Texas Health.

The faith-based, non-profit health system considers itself “partners” in patients’ healthcare as it offers quality services “in a comfortable setting at convenient locations throughout the community.”

A 2021 Texas Health Community Health Improvement report showed that the mobile units served 1,867 patients in North Texas and had an 88.8% patient satisfaction rate. Of the patients served in 2021, more than 99% were female.

Texas Health announced on July 20 that a Texas Health hospital in Denton will open a new women’s health center. The Center for Women being opened at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is part of a $128 million expansion.

Kirk King, the Texas Health Resources executive vice president and hospital channel chief operating officer, shared in the announcement that Texas Health will continue expanding its healthcare services, especially those offered for infants and women.

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