• WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
  • WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
  • WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
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How can you help? Pray for the mission of the Clinic! Donor support is imperative for the clinic to serve the uninsured and under-served in our community. 

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  • SUPPORTERS

     Our contributors remove the cost barriers to affordable health care for those in our community that face many challenges each day.
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  • PATIENTS

    Here at Guadalupe Clinic we have over 30 years of service for the uninsured and medically undeserved.
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     We at Guadalupe Clinic know first-hand how important volunteers can be; after all volunteers have been our life blood since 1985!
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Clinic News

Guadalupe Clinic Welcomes a New Director of Development

from our Winter 2017 Newsletter

Thank you all for such a warm and inviting welcome. As I learn more about the amazing services provided by our volunteers and staff at Guadalupe Clinic, and our faithful mission to provide healthcare to those in need, I am so very thankful for this opportunity and especially for donors of time, talent, and treasure who make everything we do possible.  Your gifts allow us to serve Wichitans every day!

Guadalupe Clinic offers a warm welcome to our new Director of Development, Andrie Krahl. She joins us from the Kansas DUI Impact Center, where she served for four years as its executive director. A graduate of Purdue University (Sociology) and Oklahoma State University (International Studies and Business Administration), she is proficient in Spanish; she encourages clinic personnel to converse with her in Spanish, in order to maintain her proficiency!

Andrie is faith driven, purposeful, diligent, reliable, and passionate about both work and career. She says, “I am very excited about beginning a new chapter at the Guadalupe Clinic and am looking forward to meeting and working with its staff, patients, board, and volunteers.”

Andrie relocated to Wichita from Oklahoma in 2012 with her husband who was stationed at, and recently retired from, McConnell Air Force Base. They have three children at home. Andrie’s extensive accomplishments in the areas of social programs, community projects, grants and fundraising will serve her well at the Clinic. Welcome, Andrie!


Reflections Upon Our Ministry

As I begin my second year as Guadalupe Clinic Board Chair, and with the calendar year nearing completion, I’m taking this opportunity to reflect with thanks upon the network that fulfills a very unique niche in the Wichita area health care community:

OUR SMALL MEDICAL STAFF who “bring it” every day, ensuring that the Clinic is providing a primary care facility for our clients - who in most cases would have nowhere else to turn for medical services, or worse yet, would dangerously defer their medical care.

OUR MANY MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS, both doctors and nurses who are the lifeblood of the organization, working with medical staff in a supportive, caring environment.

THE KU JAYDOC STUDENTS and students of other local learning institutions, whose enthusiasm in working with attending physicians and our patients, are an inspiration to us.

OUR OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM who are the “engine” that efficiently provides our medical professionals with the resources needed to do their work.

OUR MANY SUPPLIERS of specialty medical expertise, medications, supplies, and services necessary to support our facilities, thereby providing a rainbow of care to our clients.

GENEROUS DONORS throughout the community who constantly amaze us with their giving—and in the process perpetuate the legacy that founded the Guadalupe Health Station in 1985.

A TALENTED BOARD OF DIRECTORS whose oversight and guidance provide leadership and support.

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF WICHITA, which along with the guidance and protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe, are a spiritual and emotional guidance, energizing the work of our team.

…for everyone in the above categories and everyone else who may read this newsletter, it is my hope that you and yours enjoy a Holy and happy Christmas season. Please know that the clinic you support is operating efficiently, effectively and with exceptional compassion for all who enter our doors. It is my confident belief that the best is yet to come! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

Dave Carter
Guadalupe Clinic, Chairman


Trans-Siberian Orchestra Supports Guadalupe Clinic

In a faithful display of Charitable giving, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will contribute $.50 of every ticket sale in Wichita to benefit Guadalupe Clinic. Since Trans-Siberian Orchestra began touring, the band has donated over $10 million dollars to charity. To offer support, see this amazing show, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,“ which features enduring favorites such as, “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” and “Christmas Canon,” among other crowd pleasers, and further the Clinic’s mission!

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is the most exciting, inspirational, and festive holiday sound and laser light show to ever tour! Dubbed “Rock Theatre,” by creator Paul O’Neil, this critically acclaimed, multiplatinum, musical extravaganza is cross-cultural and multigenerational, a show with something for everyone. TSO has sold more than 10 million concert tickets and over 10 million albums. This show is a must see for every family. The tour is presented by Hallmark and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform in Wichita, December 8th, 2017. 

Ticket sales and info available here.

More from TSO and their support of the clinic here.


A History of Celebration

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic title for the Blessed Virgin Mary, associated with the esteemed image displayed within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The basilica is both the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, and the world’s third most-visited sacred site. Pope Leo XIII graciously granted the piece a Canonical Coronation on October 12th, 1895. However, December 12th is recognized as the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe –patroness of the Americas, unborn children, and the New Evangelization.

In regards to Our Lady of Guadalupe, official Catholic accounts state that the first apparition of Our Lady occurred on the morning of December 9, 1531.  A native Mexican peasant, Juan Diego, saw a vision of a maiden at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac, which would eventually become a suburb of Mexico City.  The maiden identified herself to him as the Virgin Mary, “mother of the Very True Deity.”

Our Lady asked Juan Diego to gather non-native roses during winter and take them to the bishop as proof of her coming. Juan Diego obeyed and assembled the roses to carry back to the bishop as evidence of Our Lady’s appearance.  When Juan Diego opened his cloak to reveal the miraculous roses to the bishop, there was something even more astounding present – a striking image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which would become associated with Our Lady and the present day Feast Day celebration.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is unlike any other apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. First, it is the only apparition where Our Lady left an extraordinary image of herself unmade by human hands. Second, it is the only universally venerated Madonna and Child image, where Our Lady appears pregnant instead of holding the Infant Jesus.


Jay Carwile Joins Sister Kathleen Legacy Society

God calls each of us to share our gifts of time, talent and treasure, which may manifest itself as an act of stewardship known as planned giving. This act of stewardship is an impactful gift that leaves a positive legacy for generations to come. At Guadalupe Clinic, participating in planned giving includes membership into the Sister Kathleen Regan Society.

The inception of the Sister Kathleen Regan Society developed out of Sister Kathleen’s own belief that the stewardship model of time, talent and treasure formed a strong foundation, while also creating a path for long-term sustainability for Guadalupe Clinic and its patients.

For Brian Schreck and his wife Donna, one of the first members of the Sister Kathleen Regan Legacy Society, the importance of joining was a way to provide a “gift when we are gone” and to help continue the great work of the clinic he and his wife have witnessed first-hand.

Another legacy society member is longtime Clinic supporter, Jay Carwile and his wife Madeline. Jay first became acquainted with Guadalupe Clinic and Sister Kathleen over ten years ago when he brought food to the clinic’s food pantry and nutrition site.  The generosity of the Carwile’s has grown over the years and his legacy of time, talent and treasure has included the volunteer efforts of their daughter and grandson.

“Some of the best things you can do is to help other people…always try to help people that need help.” As a Catholic, Jay has also taken Pope Francis’ world message to heart, a reminder that just as Jesus cared for the poor, hungry and sick, so must we show compassion to those who are marginalized. For Jay and his family, that action has been an innate action he has done all of his life.

As a member of the Sister Kathleen Regan Society, members such as Brian and Jay can continue to help those less fortunate, in perpetuity.

Wills…trusts…planned giving…estate giving…words that can be overwhelming; however, as we recall Jesus’ words to the apostles, “Just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another, everyone will know you are my disciples (John 13:34-35)”, know that the act of stewardship in planned giving doesn’t’ need to be an overwhelming act, but one of love.


Our Generous Volunteers

< if (screen.width > 500px) {td style="padding-left: 50px;"}> Our volunteers give so generously of their time and talent, enabling the clinic to provide quality care and services that so many in our community would, otherwise, be without.To this end, we wish to thank all those volunteers, both past and present. We intend that our quarterly newsletter will feature our volunteers, the work they do, the difference they make, and the effects volunteering has on their lives.

If you have spent some time at the clinic as a volunteer and you have stories or memories to share, we would love to hear from you! Please contact me at estewart@guadalupeclinic.com.

Elizabeth M Stewart, B.D.S.
Medical Volunteer Coordinator


Stewardship in Action

Riverside Grant

Mr. Donovan, a board member for Riverside Health Foundation, was so pleased to, once again, make the presentation on behalf of their organization.

Les Donovan said, “Guadalupe Clinic is a wonderful organization that does great work in our community.  The Riverside Health Foundation is proud to grant the Clinic fifty thousand [dollars] to further their mission.”

Pictured are Les Donovan and Jodi Guillemette, presenting a check from the Riverside Health Foundation to Guadalipe Clinic for $50,000.

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About Us

Guadalupe Clinic provides health care for persons who are 18-64 years of age.  We serve those in our community that are uninsured and underserved.  All clients are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race or religion, everyone is welcome!

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    Clinic Board of Directors

    Sara Bartak
Sheryl Beard, MD
Joseph Bribiesca
Jerry Brungardt, MD
Dave Carter
Sr. Susanne Daniels, CSJ
Richard Egelhof, MD
Dennis Gillen
Robert Gutschenritter
Maryon Habtemariam
Cindy LaFleur
Rev. David Marstall
Stacia McKnight
James Petrich
Jill Steiner
Daniel Tatpati, MD
Rev. Ken Van Haverbeke                
Sister Therese Wetta, ASC

   

     Executive Team

     Executive Director
Director of Development
Volunteer Medical Director
Volunteer Asst. Medical Director
Nursing Director

David Gear
Andrie Krahl, MBA                              
Richard Egelhof, MD
Sheryl Beard, MD
Jane McGuire, RN

Our History

In 1985, six volunteer nurses decided to change the face of medicine in Wichita.  They wanted quality affordable health care made available to everyone, regardless of income.  They founded Guadalupe Health Station, which later was renamed Guadalupe Clinic.  Now some 32 years later, there are three clinics and volunteers and staff also provide outreach services at various locations around Wichita.  Guadalupe Clinic has been a donation-based clinic since its inception in 1985. Patients are asked for a $5 donation and receive a doctor's care, lab tests, x-rays, and medication for that donation. No one is ever turned away due to an inability to donate.   Medical volunteers along with staff provide thousands of medical services each year to those in our community with no insurance or other affordable means to health care services.

These are the many companies and foundations that have provided Guadalupe Clinic with needed funding through grant opportunities. We are humbled and grateful for their belief in our mission and for all of their generous support.

   

-AmeriCorps VISTA
-ASC Foundation
-Bank of America Charitable Foundation
-Black Hills Energy
-Black Hills Energy Foundation
-Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
-Cargill
-Cargill Cares
-Commerce Bancshares Foundation
-Congregation of St. Joseph
-CVS/pharmacy
-Delta Dental of Kansas
-Derby Community Foundation
-Duane and Velma Wallace Foundation
-Fidelity Bank
-First Presbyterian Church
-Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation 
-Health Concepts Foundation

-KAMU
-Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
-Kansas Health Foundation
-Lattner Family Foundation
-Raskob Foundation
-Riverside Health Foundation
-Rotary Club of East Wichita
-Rudd Foundation
-Sedgwick County
-Sedgwick County Mill Levy
-Sherwin-Williams
-Spirit AeroSystems (Good Neighbor Fund)
-St. Thomas Aquinas Church Mission Outreach Apostolate
-Walmart
-Welch Allyn
-Wichita Community Foundation
-Wichita Wagonmasters
-Women of Wichita