• WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
  • WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
  • WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
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SUPPORT THE CLINIC

How can you help? Pray for the mission of the Clinic! Donor support is imperative for the clinic to serve the uninsured and under-served in our community. 

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  • SUPPORTERS

     Our contributors remove the cost barriers to affordable health care for those in our community that face many challenges each day.
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  • PATIENTS

    Here at Guadalupe Clinic we have over 30 years of service for the uninsured and medically undeserved.
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  • VOLUNTEERS

     We at Guadalupe Clinic know first-hand how important volunteers can be; after all volunteers have been our life blood since 1985!
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Clinic News

 Carlene and Linda Parmitter-Jacobs, MA, CCC, FAAA

 

DIRECTOR'S DISCUSSION 

from our September 2017 Newsletter

Carlene’s hearing loss began in second grade. Her teachers at school assumed she was not paying attention to them, but in fact it was because she couldn’t hear them. Her family was too poor to purchase hearing aids, so even though she received speech therapy at school, she went through life hampered by her inability to hear. Eventually she taught herself how to read lips.

As the years went by, Carlene became more and more reclusive, not wanting to go out much because she was embarrassed that she couldn’t hear what people were saying to her. She found it hard to get a job because she wasn’t able to hear questions in a job interview.

Now all that has changed, thanks to Linda Parmitter-Jacobs MA, CCC, FAAA and Carol Jared-Brown MA, CCC, FAA at the Center for Better Hearing. In January they toured patients. Linda said, “Carol and I went into this to help people and we just want to give back. If everyone would do a little - we could reach a lot of people.”

Hearing is the basis for language, learning and sharing of knowledge and ideas. However, Carol added, ”Hearing loss is still looked upon as being associated with old age and senility and people tend to not seek help because they do not want to be labeled as old and senile.”

Carlene is anything but old and senile! She’s been a Guadalupe Clinic patient at our south clinic know her well and felt she would be a good candidate to refer to the Center for Better Hearing. They were right! Carlene was tested and the change is dramatic.

“It is just amazing what they have done for me! It’s a whole new world. They have changed my life.” At time she has been able to hear the birds in her back yard. Carlene’s speech has improved, now that she can hear what words should sound like. “I think even my dog hears better!” she joked. She now works in the lunchroom at St. Anne’s school, where she loves hearing the children’s chatter.

Carlene’s story reminded me of how much I take for granted. I can’t imagine not being able to hear birds sing. I am so grateful to Carol and Linda at the Center for Better Hearing for donating their time and talent in service to our patients. When saying your daily prayers, remember to give thanks for all those things taken for granted. I know I will.

Written by David Gear, Executive Director

 

Services and Events

Run for the Poor

On October 7th Blessed Sacrament will hold its’ annual Oktoberfest Celebration. A portion of that event, Run for the Poor, benefits Guadalupe Clinic. Father Jirak and his parish very generously donate one third of the proceeds from that event to the clinic. So come out and join us for the 5K, you can run or walk through lovely College Hill. 

Pre-race warm up is at 9:15am and the race begins at 9:30am. All participants get a t-shirt and the knowledge that their efforts help others in the community. After the race there are plenty of other fun activities including games, food, and beer. Hope to see you there!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day 

Guadalupe Clinic will be celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day on Tuesday, December 12th. Please plan to join us for Mass at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Convent; Chapel of the New Covenant, followed by a dinner and program at Guadalupe Clinic’s South St. Francis location. Invitations with all the details will be mailed in early November.

 

Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis?

Ever wished you could see where Pope Francis was born, taught and preached? Now is your chance. Bishop Carl Kemme is leading an 11 day trip, January 29 – February 8, 2018 to Peru, Brazil, and Argentina. The trip includes airfare, daily Mass, 4-5 star hotels, all transportation, tour guides, all breakfasts and dinners.

Trip costs are all inclusive and are $3,850 per person, of which $250 is a tax-deductible donation to Guadalupe Clinic.

For a brochure or to reserve your place, call (508) 340-9370 or contact Anthony@proximotravel.com.

 

Catholic Heart Workcamp

Every July for the past three years hundreds of volunteers from around the country come to Wichita for the Catholic Heart Workcamp. This year we were once again fortunate to have a group come in for four days to organize, clean and learn about the clinic and each other.

Our volunteers were from three different states with many different interests and experiences to share. Catholic Heart Workcamp was surely a memory they will always value – we certainly will!

 

Wingnuts Baseball

 

    LEFT: Father David Lies throw the first pitch; RIGHT: Left to right: Dave Carter, Father David Lies, Brian Turner, and David Gear

June 25th marked the 29th annual Wingnuts Family Day at the Park Baseball Fundraiser. This fun, family event raised over $39,000 for clinic services. Thanks to our generous sponsors: Absolute Protection Inc., Amatek Advanced Industries, Broadway Pharmacy, Donovan Auto & Truck Center, Dove Estates, Dr. James & Carol Loeffler, House of Schwan, INTRUST Bank, Jodi & Philip Guillemette, Knights of Columbus Council #10408, Petrich Benefit Plan Service, Inc., Skyward Credit Union, Wichita Wingnuts, and last but not least, the many parishes within the Diocese of Wichita that generously let us speak at Masses and sell tickets to the event.

Father David Lies threw a stunning first pitch which we are sure led the team to victory over Cleburne. Thanks to Mark Wetta and the Knights Council from Church of the Magdalen, #10408 for holding a tailgate for patients and staff prior to the game. Your generosity means a great deal to Clinic patients, their families, and the staff.

Next year, will be our 30th anniversary for this event. We would like to make it extra special. If you have a few extra hours to spare and like using your talents to plan events, we would enjoy having you join the planning team. Please contact Suzanne Walenta at (316) 264-8974 ext.203.

 

Stewardship in Action

   LEFT: Annabel with Dr. Dodson, DC, a volunteer chiropractor; MIDDLE: Left to right: Kim Roskam, Jane McGuire, Theresa Hearn (Executive Director of the Derby Community Foundation), David Gear, and Margo    McDonald, board member for the Derby Community Foundation; RIGHT: Jane McGuire and Marilyn Pauly, Vice Chairman Commerce Bank

 

"Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls."

Guadalupe Clinic is pleased to thank the following organizations, businesses and foundations for their support of our mission through grants. Thanks go to Commerce Bank, Derby Community Foundation, and Spirit AeroSystems Good Neighbor Fund all pictured above. We also wish to thank those not pictured; Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE), St. Thomas Aquinas Mission Outreach, and VISTA Americorp. Each of these grantors has donated to the clinic, who provides healthcare services to patients. Your positive impact on the health and well-being of those in our community is a blessing.

 

Sister Kathleen Regan Legacy Society

Members:    

Anonymous donors (2)
Charles Becker
Myra and Tom Devlin
Jeananne Hampel
Connie and Bruce Peterman

Louis J Pracht, III
Kay and Thomas Schnittker
Donna and Brian Schreck
Betty and Shelby Smith
Helenruth and Ralph Welsby 

Guadalupe Clinic and Guadalupe Health Foundation recognizes people who have named either organization as the beneficiary of a planned or deferred gift. You can join the Sister Kathleen Regan Legacy Society by listing either Guadalupe Clinic or Guadalupe Health Foundation as a beneficiary of a bequest, a beneficiary or owner of a Life Insurance Policy, or beneficiary of a trust or other estate gift.

Planned gifts create an avenue for your stewardship to positively affect others long into the future. It is an opportunity to help provide quality health care to those in need. You can make a difference. Why not come talk with us about leaving your legacy?

 

Rudd Estates Winery & Vineyards

Jerry Aaron with Samantha Rudd

Guadalupe Health Foundation Board President, Jerry Aaron, presents an award to Samantha Rudd, Vintner at Rudd Estates Winery & Vineyards in Oakville California. The Rudd family also owns Standard Beverage Corporation in Wichita Kansas. Samantha, along with her father and mother, Leslie and Susan Rudd, have been avid supporters of the Midwest Winefest since the very beginning. Jerry, along with other board members recently went to California to honor the family for their years of generosity and support.

“We are so thankful to Leslie, Susan and Samantha for all they have done. Midwest Winefest is a huge success each year due to the Rudd family’s dedication. Their generosity for 22 years has provided thousands of patients with affordable healthcare creating a huge positive impact on the well-being of the Wichita community. We feel very blessed to have their support and friendship.” commented Jerry Aaron. 

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About Us

Guadalupe Clinic provides health care for persons who are 18-64 years of age.  We serve those in our community that are uninsured and underserved.  All clients are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race or religion, everyone is welcome!

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    Clinic Board of Directors

    Sara Bartak
Sheryl Beard, MD
Joseph Bribiesca
Jerry Brungardt, MD
Dave Carter
Sr. Susanne Daniels, CSJ
Richard Egelhof, MD
Dennis Gillen
Robert Gutschenritter
Maryon Habtemariam
Cindy LaFleur
Rev. David Marstall
Stacia McKnight
James Petrich
Jill Steiner
Daniel Tatpati, MD
Rev. Ken Van Haverbeke                
Sister Therese Wetta, ASC

   

     Executive Team

     Executive Director
Director of Development
Volunteer Medical Director
Volunteer Asst. Medical Director
Nursing Director

David Gear
Jodi Guillemette, CFRE                                 
Richard Egelhof, MD
Sheryl Beard, MD
Jane McGuire, RN

Our History

In 1985, six volunteer nurses decided to change the face of medicine in Wichita.  They wanted quality affordable health care made available to everyone, regardless of income.  They founded Guadalupe Health Station, which later was renamed Guadalupe Clinic.  Now some 32 years later, there are three clinics and volunteers and staff also provide outreach services at various locations around Wichita.  Guadalupe Clinic has been a donation-based clinic since its inception in 1985. Patients are asked for a $5 donation and receive a doctor's care, lab tests, x-rays, and medication for that donation. No one is ever turned away due to an inability to donate.   Medical volunteers along with staff provide thousands of medical services each year to those in our community with no insurance or other affordable means to health care services.

These are the many companies and foundations that have provided Guadalupe Clinic with needed funding through grant opportunities. We are humbled and grateful for their belief in our mission and for all of their generous support.

   

-AmeriCorps VISTA
-ASC Foundation
-Bank of America Charitable Foundation
-Black Hills Energy
-Black Hills Energy Foundation
-Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
-Cargill
-Cargill Cares
-Commerce Bancshares Foundation
-Congregation of St. Joseph
-CVS/pharmacy
-Delta Dental of Kansas
-Derby Community Foundation
-Duane and Velma Wallace Foundation
-Fidelity Bank
-First Presbyterian Church
-Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation 
-Health Concepts Foundation

-KAMU
-Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
-Kansas Health Foundation
-Lattner Family Foundation
-Raskob Foundation
-Riverside Health Foundation
-Rotary Club of East Wichita
-Rudd Foundation
-Sedgwick County
-Sedgwick County Mill Levy
-Sherwin-Williams
-Spirit AeroSystems (Good Neighbor Fund)
-St. Thomas Aquinas Church Mission Outreach Apostolate
-Walmart
-Welch Allyn
-Wichita Community Foundation
-Wichita Wagonmasters
-Women of Wichita