TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries opened the doors to its new dental clinic to current TOMAGWA patients recently and the clinic held an open house celebration for the community.
TOMAGWA supporters, board members and staff were on hand to welcome the clinic's principal benefactors, the newly named Tomball Regional Health Foundation (TRHF).
Among the supporters attending was Elida M. El-Gawly, Director of Grants and Community Investments for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, a major contributor to the dental and health care programs at TOMAGWA.
TRHF has agreed to provide up to $475,000 to fund start-up and operational costs for up to two years and hence forth, the dental clinic will be known as the Tomball Regional Health Foundation Dental Suite.
"God is always faithful and we are blessed by TRHF's compassion and generosity toward our patients and the community," said Judy Deyo, Executive Director of TOMAGWA. "We are delighted to have TRHF's name on our dental suite."
"We are thankful for the compassionate people at the Sisters of Charity, and for TRHF and their vision to be a catalyst for measurable health and wellness improvements in Tomball and the surrounding communities," said Steven G. Lightfoot, Senior Director of Development at TOMAGWA. "The clinic does not receive government or United Way funding, so we rely on the giving hearts of individuals, business people, foundations and corporations, to provide financial resources for the work we do. And, all of it is to the glory of God."
TOMAGWA's dental program offers services such as routine checkups, cleanings, fillings and extractions. Services are provided by a staff dentist and volunteer dentists from the community. The dental program houses four dental chairs that will be able to accommodate up to 2,600 dental visits a year.