September 2022

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and September 18th, respectively. 


Sponsored by Grace Point Church's Womens Ministry

We are so grateful to Grace Point church for all their work in coordinating and planning a Baby Shower on behalf of our prenatal patients at Esperanza Health Center. Sponsored by Grace Point's Women's Ministry team, the baby shower ran from July through the end of August. An abundance of items were purchased and donated, including: 40 quilts made by the Women's Ministry Quilters, 7 blankets made by the Women's Outreach & Fellowship, 24 additional crocheted hats and blankets made by others in the church, and many other items for newborns including car seats, pack-n-plays, baby clothes, diapers, and also children's Bibles and books. 

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Grace Point's congreagation and all who contributed towards the bounty of gifts received for our new moms and their newborns. The supplies are an enormous blessing to us. We are grateful for our partnership with Grace Point church and the continued prayers for all of us at Esperanza Health Center!

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Every Thursday from Now Until October 13th

Every Thursday through mid-October, our Community Health and Wellness team will be hosting a donation-based, fresh produce market at both our Hunting Park and Kensington locations. Esperanza Fresh operates in partnership with America's Grow a Row (AGAR), a farm in NJ, to provide our patients, staff, and community members with fresh fruits and veggies. So come on down this Thursday and pick up a bag of fresh produce for you and your family to enjoy! For questions, call 215-302-3150 ext. 323.

Learn More About America's Grow-a-Row

Farewell, Pastor Miguel Diaz

After 9 years of faithful ministry to the Esperanza community, Pastor Miguel Diaz is set to retire from his position as Chaplain at the end of September. Pastor Miguel played an integral role in starting EHC's Volunteer Chaplaincy Program in 2013, which has trained seven classes of over 55 individuals in chaplaincy work since its inception. Upon retiring, Pastor Miguel will continue his work as lead Pastor of Iglesia Mundial La Gran Comision in the Tioga neighborhood of Kensington, a church he planted in 2013. We are grateful to God for the spiritual leadership Pastor Miguel has provided to our staff, patients, and community throughout these 9 years. May God bless you and keep you, Pastor! 

The CORE Carnival Postponed

The CORE Carnival, which was scheduled for Saturday, October 8th, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Stay tuned for more information and updates about the new date for this event.

Flu Shots Available at EHC

Flu vaccines are now available at EHC for all our patients 6 months and older! Getting a vaccine is one of the best ways to protect yourself against flu viruses. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts strongly advise that you get the flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, to reduce the strain on the healthcare system, and to minimize the possibility of getting COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. Schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor to get the flu shot today!

Join the Esperanza Team

Interested in joining our team? We currently have part-time, full-time, and temporary positions available in many areas, including: Clinical (RN, Medical Assistant, Human Resources, Clerical Assistant, and other clinical positions), Finance, Management, and Administration. For a complete list of all current openings and to apply, visit our Careers page. Join our ministry to provide affordable, quality health care services in Jesus' name!

EHC Careers Page


EHC's New Community Wellness Center

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