Press Release – Wins St. Luke Episcopal Health Charities Top Prize

Ibn Sina Foundation

Partners in Promoting Community Health

Contact: Dr. Aijaz Ali Khowaja, CEO
Tel: 281-977-7462
Cell Phone: 832-475-4559
Email: ceo@ibnsinafoundation.org

Founding CEO of Ibn Sina Foundation Wins
St. Luke Episcopal Health Charities’ Top Prize

Dr. Aijaz Khowaja, Founding CEO, Ibn Sina Foundation, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN,
at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities 15th Anniversary Crystal Celebration

HOUSTON, TX (November 15, 2012) – Dr. Aijaz Khowaja, Founding CEO of Houston’s nationally renowned Ibn Sina Foundation, received St. Luke Episcopal Health Charities’ most distinguished award in Community Health Leadership in recognition of his lifetime of humanitarianism and outstanding leadership in healthcare.  Dr. Khowaja accepted the award at The Charities’ 15 Anniversary Crystal Celebration where keynote speaker, CNN’s “Doctor of the World” Dr. Sanjay Gupta, was visibly moved by Dr. Khowaja’s acceptance speech and publically thanked Dr. Khowaja for his “immeasurable contributions to our society.”

As a public and global health specialist, Dr. Khowaja’s work has affected millions of people throughout the world:  Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Khowaja has provided his public health expertise to establish 14 community-based schools in rural areas of Pakistan; researched and implemented programs to reduce infant and maternal mortality in developing countries; and consulted with the World Bank on environmental health issues to ensure access to potable water and sanitation services in poverty-stricken countries.

Dr. Khowaja, the architect of Ibn Sina Foundation’s highly successful healthcare model, has grown the Ibn Sina Foundation from one to five clinics since the organization was established 2001.  The fifth clinic, located at 16345 South Post Oak, will open on December 6, 2012 with special guest, City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker.  A sixth clinic will be added by the end of 2013 and located on North Shepherd. Once all clinics are operational, Ibn Sina Foundation expects to provide medical and dental care for 100,000 uninsured and indigent patients each year.   Today, the Ibn Sina Foundation provides free and reduced medical and dental care for 70,000 Houstonians each year – a 90% increase since its inception in 2001. To ensure the growth and sustainability of Ibn Sina Foundation, Dr. Khowaja has developed strong partnerships with the City of Houston, Texas Department of Health and Human Services, local and national healthcare policy makers as well as Houston and Texas’ philanthropic communities.

 

Ibn Sina Foundation was established in 2001 by a group of local physicians, business, and healthcare professionals to bridge the growing gap between the healthcare needs of a rapidly expanding population of underserved families, and the ability of existing public institutions to meet their needs. Since that time, Ibn Sina Foundation has provided free or low cost medical and dental care for 300,000 uninsured and indigent patients as well as another 14,000 through its Outreach Program (via churches, synagogues, temples etc.).

For questions please contact Dr. Aijaz Khowaja, CEO, Ibn Sina Foundation and Community Medical Clinics at 281-977-7462 or visit the website at www.ibnsinafoundation.org
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UNICEF USA

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Ibn Sina Foundation proudly acknowledges United Nations International
Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF
), for the kind financial help to continue
medical services for Children and Families affected in the Hurricane Harvey.

Hours and Locations

Wilcrest Community Medical Center
11226 S. Wilcrest Dr. Houston, TX 77099
Phone: 281-977-7462
Fax: 281-977-7472
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (accepts patients till 4 pm) and Sat 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
No appointment needed 

Wilcrest Community Dental Center
11226 S. Wilcrest Dr. Houston, TX 77099
Phone: 281-977-7462
Fax: 281-977-7472
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
By appointment Only

Clear Lake Community Medical Center
15132 Old Galveston Rd (Hwy 3), Houston, TX 77598
Phone: 281-990-7462
Fax: 281-990-7465
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (accepts patients till 4 pm) and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
No appointment needed

Clear Lake Community Dental Center
15132 Old Galveston Rd (Hwy 3), Houston, TX 77598
Phone: 281-990-7462
Fax: 281-990-7465
Clinic Hours: Mon – Thu 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fri Closed and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
By appointment Only

Wilcrest Children's Clinic
11220 S. Wilcrest Dr. Houston, TX 77099
Phone: 281-495-7462
Fax: 281-495-7464
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Call to schedule an appointment – Walk-in Welcome

Beaumont / Port Arthur Community Medical Center:
8599 Ninth Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77642
Phone: 409-724-7462 | 409-724-7463
Fax: 409-724-7464
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

No appointment needed

South Post Oak Community Medical Center:
16345 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77053
Phone: 281-438-7462
Fax: 281-437-1865
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Call to schedule an appointment - Walk-in Welcome

South Post Oak Community Dental Center:
16345 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77053
Phone: 281-438-7462
Fax: 281-437-1865
Clinic Hours: Mon – Thurs 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
By appointment Only

North Shepherd Community Medical Center
5012 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77018
Phone: 713-695-7462
Fax: 713-699-3470
Clinic Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Call to schedule an appointment - Walk-in Welcome