The Gateway Community Health Center unveiled over $1.1 million in combined renovations at three clinics in south Laredo, Hebbronville, and Zapata with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, June 19th.
The renovations cost a combined total of $1,144,601. This included $815,986 in south Laredo, $168,228 in Hebbronville, and $160,387 in Zapata. The funding for the three renovation projects was secured through the American Rescue Plan Act with the assistance of Congressman Henry Cuellar and the Biden Administration.
One of the most impactful aspects of the renovations was the installation of power generators at the clinics in Hebbronville and Zapata to prevent issues during a power outage. Another improvement at all three clinics was the construction or renovation of examination rooms allowing for increased capacity.
Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremonies along with Congressman Cuellar and members of the Gateway Community Health Center board of directors, partners, and staff were Laredo Mayor Dr. Victor Treviño, Rep. Tracy O. King, Councilwoman Melissa Cigarroa, Laredo College Trustee Lupita Zepeda and more.