La Esperanza Clinic
Since 1994, La Esperanza Clinic has been providing health care to approximately 10,000 residents in San Angelo and the Concho Valley.
La Esperanza Clinic has two brick and mortar clinics in San Angelo, South Chadbourne and 31st Street, as well as a Mobile Clinic that travels to rural areas of the Concho Valley.
La Esperanza’s mission is to provide quality primary and preventative health and dental care services to all people, particularly the medically underserved.
Who is La Esperanza Clinic
The Heart of Our Purpose
The mission of La Esperanza Clinic is to provide quality primary and preventative health and dental care services to all people, particularly the medically underserved of San Angelo and the Concho Valley.
The Spirit of La Esperanza is to treat all people with dignity and respect, understanding and kindness, and to achieve compassionate treatment for all, while being honest with everyone and in everything we do.
La Esperanza Clinic will be known for excellent service, universal access, as a friendly place to get quality care, and a highly respected partner in a collaborative system of care.
What has La Esperanza Clinic Accomplished
Community Health Quality Recognition Awards
Addressing Social Risk Factors
The Addressing Social Risk Factors badge recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services. Health centers must meet the following two criteria:
Collect data on patient social risk factors
Increase the proportion of patients receiving enabling services between consecutive UDS reporting years
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality
Recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services. Eligibility is calculated using 2021 UDS data. Health centers must meet the following five criteria:
Adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system
Offers telehealth services
Exchanges clinical information electronically with key providers health care settings
Engages patients through health IT
Collects data on patient social risk factors
The Access Enhancer badge recognizes health centers that have increased the total number of patients and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5% during consecutive UDS reporting periods (2020 and 2021 UDS).
Health Disparities Reducer
The Health Disparities Reducer badge recognizes health centers that qualify for the Access Enhancer badge and meet at least one of the following two criteria:
Demonstrate at least a 10 percentage point improvement in low birth weight, hypertension control, and/or uncontrolled diabetes CQMs during consecutive UDS reporting years (2020 and 2021 UDS) for at least one racial/ethnic group, while maintaining or improving the health center’s overall CQM performance from the previous reporting year; and/or
Meet the following benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent UDS reporting year.