Esperanza Health Center Welcomes New Nurse Midwife!

We are thrilled to welcome a new addition to our team, Olivia Young, CNM, who recently joined our Women's/Prenatal Care team as a Nurse Midwife! Her husband, Charles Young, CRNP, MSN serves as a Family Nurse Practitioner at our Kensington health center site. Join us in extending a warm welcome to Olivia, as we continue our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our community!

Celebrating Black History Month

During Black History Month, we honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the field of medicine and healthcare. Their pioneering achievements have left a mark, inspiring generations to come. From trailblazing physicians and nurses to researchers and advocates, their resilience and innovation played a vital role in advancing the health and well-being of all people. Read about important figures below and join us in acknowledging these heroes and reflecting on the continued work towards equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare.

National Women Physicians Day

Earlier this month, in celebration of National Women Physicians Day, we honored the contributions of women physicians at Esperanza. We express our gratitude to these remarkable women who continue to make a significant impact on the health and well-being of our patients. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to our mission!

Children's Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month! At Esperanza Health Center, we're committed to promoting bright smiles and healthy habits for our little ones! Here are some dental tips to ensure your child's oral health shines:

  • Start Early: Begin cleaning your baby's gums with a soft cloth, and as soon as the first tooth appears, introduce a small, soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Healthy Snacking: Try nutritious snacks like fruits, veggies, and cheese to support strong teeth. Limit sugary treats to maintain optimal oral health.
  • Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular dental check-ups for your child. Early detection and preventive care are key to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • Lead by Example: Show your child the importance of good oral hygiene by maintaining your dental routine. Make it a family affair!
  • Teach Proper Techniques: Demonstrate and assist your child in brushing and flossing techniques. Encourage independence as they get older.

Photo: (top) Front entrance to Esperanza's Kensington location, and Giovani Paulino-Santiago (bottom), Member Services Representative at Everence Financial.

Esperanza Partners With Everence Financial

We’re grateful for our collaboration with Everence Financial Credit Union, located on the second floor of our Kensington health center site, offering a variety of financial services to our Kensington community. The building that originally housed The Kensington Trust Co. at the intersection of Kensington & Allegheny Avenues has now been transformed by Esperanza into a community health center. Everence Financial's location at our Kensington site, in an area where many residents face limited financial resources, combines faith with finances and aligns with our mission. Read this article by Lynette Hazelton published in the Philadelphia Inquirer to learn more about how we are helping to bring financial trust and literacy to our community.



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Compelled by the love of God in Christ Jesus, in cooperation with the Church and others, Esperanza Health Center is a multi-cultural ministry providing holistic healthcare to the Latino and underserved communities of Philadelphia.

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