Posted: December 2, 2021 / 12:14 pm CST / Updated: December 2, 2021 / 12:14 pm CST
Texas Children’s Pediatrics is strengthening its commitment to the Austin community and is pleased to announce the opening of a new Community Health Center at Windsor Park. The new site joins 12 other Texas Children’s locations in Central Texas and provides reliable, high-quality medical services to children and adolescents.
Texas Children’s Pediatrics Windsor Park will be named the Jodie Lee Jiles Community Health Center in honor of Jodie Lee Jiles’ extraordinary lifelong advocacy for underserved populations. A member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents and director of business development at Transwestern, Jiles has served on the Texas Children’s Board of Trustees since 2002 and has been a Texas Children’s Emeritus Trustee since 2019. His passion for giving back and strong ties to Austin—as a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin—are some of the many reasons Texas Children’s chose to dedicate the site in his honor.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored by this recognition from Texas Children’s,” Jiles said. “I am deeply moved by the mission of the organization and pleased that the new facility will provide quality healthcare to a traditionally underserved community.”
Regardless of a family’s financial situation, the Jodie Lee Jiles Community Health Center will provide primary health care for children from birth to age 18. The new location also provides an opportunity to build a long-term relationship with board-certified pediatricians, Dr. Ana Avalos and Dr. Shauna Butler.
“We are excited about the ability to serve even more families in the Austin community,” said Dan Gollins, president of Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care. “We hope the clinic will be a good representation of Mr. Jiles’ passion for reaching every child in the community and ensuring they have the resources they need for a healthy future.”
“My dream has always been that every child in America and especially in Texas has access to preventive care, primary care, and hospitalization when needed,” said Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital. “I’m happy to say that this dream is coming true through the Jodie Lee Jiles Community Health Center and through people like Jodie who never stop advocating for what is right. We are excited to name the Windsor Park facility after him.”
Texas Children’s Hospital is also building a $485 million detached children’s and women’s hospital in North Austin that will open in February 2024. For more information on Texas Children’s locations in Austin, visit here: https://www.texaschildrensaustin. org/.
About Texas Children’s Hospital Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit healthcare organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women around the world by leading the way in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has received widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in children’s and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital dedicated to pediatric care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the nation, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care specifically tailored to children; and a global health program that channels care to children and women around the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, visit www.texaschildrens.org. For the latest news, visit the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.
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