The Texas City Primary and Specialty Care Clinic and the Dickinson Regional Maternal and Child Health Program (RMCHP) clinics are happy to be back doing what they do best—serving patients and the community.
As two of UTMB’s most impacted clinics in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, they have officially reopened to patients following several months of repairs.
Walking through the renovated Texas City clinic, it’s hard to believe it had taken on nine inches of water during Harvey, damaging all of the Sheetrock, technological infrastructure, flooring, furniture and equipment. The Dickinson RMCHP clinic took on two feet of water during the August hurricane and was inaccessible for four days following the storm. All millwork, plumbing, electrical, flooring, furniture and equipment were damaged and four feet of Sheetrock was removed from all of the walls.
Thanks to a great deal of hard work on behalf of Business Operations and Facilities, Information Services, providers, staff and contractors, as of Dec. 4, all clinics within the 31,000 square-foot Texas City location had resumed normal operations except Urgent Care, which reopened on Jan. 2, and Audiology and Speech Pathology, which is planned to reopen in February. The Dickinson RMCHP officially reopened to patients on Jan. 16.
“It feels great to be back home,” said LaQueisha Hamilton, who has worked as a nurse practitioner at the RMCHP in Dickinson for the past two years. “The clinic looks better than ever—we have all new paint, new equipment and we have reconfigured some of the rooms, so the change is a positive thing. I know our patients will be happy to return to the clinic, as well."