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FALL 2019

Guadalupe Clinic Welcomes New Executive Director Sheryl Beard, MD, Associate Medical Director

Judge Joseph Bribiesca Sr. Susanne Daniels, CSJ Richard Egelhof, MD, Medical Director

Jody Elson, MD Robert Gutschenritter Maryon Habtemariam, Secretary

Cindy LaFleur, Chairman Rev. David Marstall Stacia McKnight James Petrich Sr. Fran Schumer, ASC John Sponsel Jill Steiner Daniel Tatpati, MD, Medical Director Emeritus

Paul Wagle

We are pleased to announce that Hilary Walbridge has joined the Guadalupe Clinic team as our new Executive Director. Hilary comes to the Clinic from Ascension Via Christi, where she spent eight years developing new models of care for clinics within its health system. She has also worked for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, managing on-site services for large health centers implementing electronic medical records. Hilary earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University, and her Master of Business Administration from Newman University. She says her faith speaking to her led her to Guadalupe Clinic, and we are blessed to have Hilary in this role. Hilary, her husband Brett, and their 8-year-old twins, Grace and

Will, attend St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. We are confident that she will be an excellent fit for Guadalupe Clinic, and a strong asset to the team. Please join us in welcoming Hilary! For those of you who visit the Clinic, volunteer, or drop off donations, be sure to stop by and say 'hello'! Hilary is looking forward to meeting and working with all of our stakeholders, and thanking them for their generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

“Ta k e c a r e o f G o d ’s crea ti on . B u t a b ove all, take car e of people in need.” - Pope F r anc i s

Continuing a Legacy Alley Miller, Development Associate

Sister Kathleen Regan, CSJ served as Guadalupe Clinic’s Director of Development from 1993 to 2011. She worked tirelessly to help inspire many to bring their gifts of time, talent, and treasure to the mission of Guadalupe Clinic. The Legacy Society allows her service to continue, through the generosity of all those who support it. Membership in the Sister Kathleen Regan Legacy Society is always voluntary. It is our way of recognizing your commitment to the Clinic, and the patients we serve, through planned giving. There are many different ways for you to make a planned gift to Guadalupe Clinic. If you are considering this, a way to begin is to meet with your estate attorney or accountant and ask which of these vehicles is best for your circumstances. Often, a planned gift can represent a family’s most impactful act of stewardship, and can leave a positive legacy that lives on well after we are all gone.

Live today the way you want to be remembered tomorrow. Legacy giving or the Legacy Society, please contact the office of development at (316) 2648974 x 204. Paperwork for joining the Legacy Society can be found here:

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Volunteer Recognition

Dr. Diana Crook-Part of the Guadalupe Clinic Family!

Elizabeth Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator to work alongside her at the Clinic. I pray that the success of Guadalupe Clinic continues to serve patients for years to come.” Dr. Rupprecht has a position with Eastern Shore Rural Health in Virginia starting in August.

In July, Dr. Diana Crook was recognized for volunteering monthly since 2014. Prior to that commitment, Dr. Crook had been involved with the Clinic since 1990 when she was a resident with St. Joseph Via Christi. She continued volunteering at the Clinic until 1997 when she took a break to look after her family. When she returned to practice, she also volunteered to help the JayDocs and still does to this day. Dr. Crook donates her time and talent to better the lives of our patients. Thank you Dr. Crook!

Volunteer Farewell Macy Rupprecht, DO says “Working at the Guadalupe Clinic the past 2 years has been a huge blessing. Working with under- and uninsured populations has always been an important part of my career as a physician. There are unique challenges to working with this population, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges. It has been such a blessing to work along with so many people committed to serving the most needy of our community and spreading the love of Jesus to all those encountered. Working at Guadalupe Clinic continually reminded me of the reason I decided to go into medicine- holistically caring for patients who are most in need. Dr. Beard has been an incredible mentor; it has been such a privilege and honor

Dr. Sheryl Beard, Dr. Macy Rupprecht (Resident), and Dr. Margaret Pray (Resident)

Healthcare Hero Dr. Lisa Gilbert was recently honored by the Wichita Business Journal as a Healthcare Hero. Currently on the faculty of the Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Gilbert volunteers at the Clinic regularly, and says, "It brings me a lot of joy. I enjoy being able to give the patients a sense of human dignity." Congratulations Dr. Gilbert!

Volunteer Welcome We are delighted to welcome new volunteers to the clinic: • • • •

Dr. W. David McDonough- Urologist Bishal Bista, PA and Corey Rogers, PA Dr. Matthew Traxler, Resident with Dr. Beard Dianne Offerman, RN; Mina Jochems, RN; Trish Youngman, RN; and Cindy Anders, RN • Ross Brittain, Paramedic

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Upcoming Events Join us at the Next Donor Café Donor Café is a tri-annual get-together, hosted by the Clinic to meet and network with our donors, volunteers, and stakeholders. We invite you to take this opportunity to visit the Clinic and we would love to give you a tour if it’s your first time here! Guests typically

arrive for a presentation, followed by light breakfast or lunch, with tours to follow. For those of you unfamiliar with Donor Café, we invite you to join us at our next networking event. This is your chance to visit with others who give their

time, talent, and treasure to Guadalupe Clinic. We anticipate the next Donor Café will take place in November. For more information, please visit donor-café or email:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Celebration Alley Miller, Development Associate Guadalupe Clinic will continue the annual tradition of celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day on December 12th. Save the date, and join us for Mass with a reception to follow at Guadalupe Clinic's South St. Francis location. We look forward to thanking our generous volunteers, donors, grantors, and staff for their gifts of time, talent, and treasure. More information is to come, with invitations.

A History of Celebration Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic title for the Blessed Virgin Mary, associated with the image displayed in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. According to the Mexico Tourism Board, the basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, as well as the world’s third most-visited sacred site. Pope Leo XIII 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. The first apparition of Our Lady occurred on the morning of December 9, 1531. A native Mexican, 4

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.” She asked Juan Diego to gather non-native roses during winter and take them to the bishop as proof of her coming. He obeyed, and collected the roses to carry back to the bishop. When Juan Diego opened his cloak to reveal the miraculous roses to the bishop, what they saw was even more astounding–a striking image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which would become associated with Our Lady and the present day Feast Day celebration.

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A History, Revisited Stacey Stephan Bundy, Office Manager/Grant Writer

Next July marks our 35th anniversary, and the staff and board plan a year of both celebration and remembrance. Since its beginning in 1985, Guadalupe Clinic has been dedicated to serving the underprivileged population of Wichita and the surrounding areas. Originally funded through a grant from the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, volunteer nurses donated their time and talent to offer health screenings to the underserved. Shortly thereafter Drs. Daniel and Olga Tatpati joined the team of nurses, and in 1987 Guadalupe Health Station became Guadalupe Clinic. Fast-forward to 2012. In response to the high demand for the Clinic’s services a second location opened on South Hillside. Since then, the South Hillside clinic has expanded its capacity to continue to serve more of the poor and uninsured.

Based on stewardship and volunteerism, our medical providers, nurses and lay volunteers dedicate themselves to serving the less fortunate. Staff and volunteers participate in outreach events to serve more and increase awareness. Guadalupe has hundreds of volunteers annually donating more than 7,000 hours of their time and talents. In 2018 we served 2,260 individuals and provided over 8,200 medical services and provider visits. We do not receive federal funding, nor is financial support received from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita or the United Way. Through establishing strategic partnerships, and with the continued generosity of individual donors, foundations, organizations, and all the medical providers and other individuals volunteering their time and talent to our mission, we look forward to serving those in need for the next 35 years and beyond!

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