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TTUHSC El Paso, TTP El Paso partner with Paso Del Norte Health Information Exchange

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and its clinical practice, Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, have partnered with the Paso Del Norte Health Information Exchange (PHIX) to improve patient care in the Borderland.

“TTUHSC El Paso and TTP El Paso have been close partners of PHIX for many years,” said Emily Hartmann, executive director for PHIX. “We are thrilled that they are now sharing data through the health information exchange. Their partnership is vital to improving care coordination and quality in our community.”

Established as a nonprofit health information exchange (HIE) in the El Paso region, the mission of PHIX is to improve health through collaboration and data technology.

PHIX centralizes health information from different hospitals and providers to create an electronic community health record for each patient. This community health record enables providers and care managers to see the full scope of a patient’s health history across the continuum of care.

With their doctors conducting more than 200,000 clinic visits each year, TTP El Paso is the region’s largest multispecialty medical group practice. The group, with over 250 specialists and subspecialists, provides care for the entire family at several locations across El Paso.

These community health records include health information from multiple PHIX partners in the El Paso region, as well as the U.S. Veterans Administration and U.S. Department of Defense.

Health leaders in El Paso created PHIX to solve a fundamental problem in health care, which is unreliable and inefficient sharing of health information.

“When health records are not shared efficiently, care coordination is difficult, lab tests are unnecessarily repeated and patients are left struggling to remember their medications every time they see a new provider,” PHIX officials shared. “PHIX improves the efficiency, quality and safety of patient care by ensuring that providers have secure, electronic access to essential medical information at the time of care.”

PHIX follows all federal and state guidelines, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), to ensure that only authorized users have access to health data.

PHIX’s data exchange partners include TTUHSC El Paso and TTP El Paso, The Hospitals of Providence, University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Children’s Hospital, Emergence Health Network, Centro San Vicente, Project Vida, Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe and the City of El Paso Department of Public Health.

Info: 40+ Groups to Hold ‘March for Truth’ in Response to President Trump’s Visit to El Paso

On Monday February 11, El Pasoans –  led by Border Network for Human Rights, Women’s March El Paso, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke – and in partnership with more than 45 other community partners, will take to the streets in the March for Truth.

Organizers share that the main reason for the march is to “stop the wall, stop the lies, and celebrate the El Paso community.”

Borderland residents will begin gathering along San Marcial Street next to Bowie High School at 5:00 p.m.

A brief rally featuring area leaders and community voices will begin at 5:30 p.m.; followed by a march a 6:00 p.m. and culminating in a celebration of community at Chalio Acosta Park on Shelter Place.

Women’s March El Paso is coordinating with a group of more than 60 local musicians including Fixed Idea, Radio La Chusma, Sinbuenos, mariachis and more to bring the Border region to life in South El Paso.

“We will unite to enjoy music, entertainment, and great company with the backdrop of our vibrant, multi-cultural region,” March officials said, “We look forward to showcasing our local talent and creating a family-friendly event that El Paso will be proud to promote to the rest of America.”

Via a news release, officials added:

“El Paso is a strong and safe community because of its people and its values. Border communities are a place of opportunity and hope. Trump’s fixation on a border wall and his distortions of life in El Paso and along the border are unacceptable. Our communities will always stand to include immigrants, oppose racism, and defend the truth. All of us must make a choice about whether we stand up for the truth or allow Trump to degrade our dignity and rights.”

Participating community organizers include: Border Network for Human Rights, Women’s March El Paso, Borderland Immigration Council, El Paso Democratic Party, New Mexico Democratic Party, ACLU Border Rights Center, Usual Suspects, El Paso Central Labor Council, Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, Mexicanos En Exilio, Southwest Environmental Center, West Fund, Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, LULAC El Paso, El Paso Equal Voice Network, El Paso Musicians United, HOPE Border Institute, La Mujer Obrera, AYUDA, Comite Justicia Laboral, Familias Unidas del Chamizal, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, ACLU of NM, ACLU of Texas, Big Bend Area Women’s March, Voto Latino, Battleground Texas Engagement Fund, Battleground Texas PAC, Latino Victory Fund, Onward Together, Our Revolution Texas, Deeds Not Words, Progress Texas, Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance, Unidos US, Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Office of Texas Senator Jose Rodriguez, Office of Texas Representative Mary Gonzalez, Office of Texas Representative Lina Ortega, Office of Texas Representative Cesar Blanco, Office of Texas Representative Joe Moody, Texas Representative-Elect Art Fierro, El Paso City Representative Alexsandra Annello, Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Attorney Carlos Spector, Attorney Jessica Miles, Attorney Edwardo Beckett, Father Arturo Bañuelas.




Below is more information from Beto O’ Rourke: 

Showcasing the Vibrancy of His Hometown, Beto O’Rourke to Participate in Monday Evening March and Will Speak at a Celebration of El Paso’s Culture, History, Diversity and Status As a Binational Community of Immigrants

EL PASO, TEXAS — Beto O’Rourke will join with his city on Monday evening to show the country the reality of the border — a vibrant, safe, binational community that proudly celebrates its culture, history, diversity and status as a city of immigrants. While some try to stoke fear and paranoia, to spread lies and a false narrative about the U.S.-Mexico border and to demand a 2,000 mile wall along it at a time of record safety and security, El Paso will come together for a march and celebration that highlights the truth.

The community will gather at Bowie High School at 5:00 p.m. MT and then march to Chalio Acosta Sports Center where the celebration of El Paso will occur. O’Rourke will speak around 7:00 p.m. MT from Chalio Acosta Sports Center, and the evening’s events are open to the press.

5:00 p.m. MT Gather at Bowie High School, 801 S San Marcial St. in El Paso
6:00 p.m. MT March to Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr. in El Paso
6:30 p.m. MT Celebration of El Paso with music and speakers
7:00 p.m. MT Beto O’Rourke speaks at El Paso celebration


Below is more information from Rep Veronica Escobar:

On Monday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m. MT, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and El Paso elected officials will hold a press conference to ask President Donald Trump to correct the record on his misleading State of the Union remarks about El Paso, and to apologize to El Pasoans for misrepresenting their hometown.

This press conference follows Congresswoman Escobar’s letter to President Trump inviting him to tour the community and to hear from local stakeholders to get a full understanding of the border.

U.S. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar
Texas Representative César J. Blanco
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego
El Paso County Commissioner Carlos Leon

Monday, February 11, at 12:30 p.m. MT

Chamizal National Memorial, 1st Amendment Area
Entrance through the Delta Drive Gate


City Services to be Affected Due to President’s Visit

EL PASO, Texas – Due to the anticipated visit of the President of the United States to the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday, February 11, the following City facilities and services will be affected.

The Parks and Recreation Department

Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr., and the Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta Dr., will close at 1 p.m. Both facilities will resume normal operational hours on Tuesday, February 12.

El Paso Zoo

Closed for the day. The zoo will return to normal operations the following day, Tuesday, February 12.

El Paso Municipal Courts

Municipal Courts 1, 2, 4, and 5 cases set after 11 a.m. will be cancelled. All other municipal courts will not be impacted.

El Paso International Airport

Passengers are encouraged to check their flight schedules on the El Paso International Airport website or call their airline for their latest flight information. Click on “Flight Info” tab at


Early release planned for some schools on Monday Presidential visit will impact 13 EPISD schools near Coliseum

EL PASO, TEXAS — Several El Paso Independent School District campuses near the site of a planned rally by President Donald Trump will have early release on Monday in anticipation of large crowds and potential traffic issues.
The schools, all of which are near the El Paso County Coliseum, will release students at noon on Monday. Classes at all campuses will resume as normal on Tuesday.
The impacted schools are:
• Aoy, Beall, Burleson, Clardy, Cooley, Douglass, Hart and Zavala elementary schools. The afternoon pre-kindergarten and Head Start sessions will be moved to the morning. . • Guillen and Henderson middle schools. • Bowie, Jefferson and Silva Health Magnet high schools.
All after-school activities for the impacted campuses are cancelled on Monday.
EPISD officials worked with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to determine an appropriate plan of action for the presidential visit. EPISD Police said there are is indication of road closures that may have impacted the operation and release time of schools outside the vicinity of the Coliseum.
The rest of the district’s schools, including Central Office, will operate on a normal schedule on Monday.

27th Annual ‘Navidad de La Fe Luminarias’ Light Up Scenic Drive Saturday

The Christmas spirits of hope and giving will come alive this Saturday, as 4,000 luminarias (sand-filled paper bags with a candle) will be aglow at nightfall along El Paso’s Scenic Drive during the annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias.

The luminarias’ will guide vehicles slowly westward along Scenic Drive — past the serenity of campfires manned by event volunteers — and toward Santa Claus.

Old St. Nick will be joined by Mrs. Claus, his cousin Pancho Claus, their elves, and a live nativity scene. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be collecting canned foods or cash donations to help El Paso families in need.

Each Christmas season, more than 100 Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. (La Fe) staff members and volunteers work together throughout the day to stage this beloved holiday tradition.

La Fe CEO Salvador Balcorta MSSW said, “This is our organization’s gift to El Paso. Luminarias are traditional, shining beacons of hope for peace and social justice. They are a symbol of the commitment that La Fe has had to our community’s families since 1967.”

The 4,000-plus Navidad de La Fe Luminarias symbolize much more than just La Fe’s Christmas spirit.

“These luminarias represent La Fe’s hope that every El Paso child and family gets peace, health, quality housing, education, and social justice in the New Year. It’s up to each of us to work together to make that happen. It is what La Fe’s founders believed in 1967. It’s what we believe today,” Balcorta added.

Canned foods can be dropped off at the top of Scenic Drive with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cash donations to help feed El Paso families in need are also welcomed.

Checks can be made out to “Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe” or to “La Fe.” For more information, the public can call (915) 545-7190.

Beginning at 6 p.m., vehicles can enter Scenic Drive at Richmond Avenue (Eastside of the mountain). Traffic will enter Scenic Drive at Richmond Avenue and head westbound in a single lane. Vehicles will exit Scenic Drive at Rim Road.

Drivers are asked to dim their vehicle’s lights and proceed slowly and cautiously along the event route. For safety reasons, participants are asked to remain inside their vehicles at all times.

When & Where:

27th Annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias

Event Gates Open From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018

The event is free and open to the public.

Foto Frontera Art Exhibit Opens This Friday

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe will host the opening reception for the Fourth Annual “Foto Frontera” Visual Stills Invitational Photography Exhibition.

Officials say the reception will run from 6 to 9 p.m., this Friday, September 8, 2017 at the La Fe Culture and Technology Center’s (CTC) Galería Aztlan, 721 South Ochoa (Rear Building). Admission to this event and to the exhibit is free.

Throughout the evening, community members will be able to meet one-on-one with the 11 established and emerging photographers behind this impressive collection of visual art.

The 2017 Foto Frontera Exhibition features the works of select Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona photographers. The artists include: Emmitt Booher, Claudia Cárdenas, Patrick Craig, Sazhrah Gutiérrez, Karen Hymer, Barbara McCourt, Paulo Peres, and Roger Spencer-Jones.

Noted El Paso photographers Federico Villalba, Arturo Enriquez, and Vallarie Enriquez curated this exhibit and have several of their own works in this exhibition, as well.

Foto Frontera will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday until Oct. 20, 2017, at the La Fe CTC’s Galería Aztlan. Students, educators, activists, artists, and community members of all ages are strongly encouraged to participate in this exhibit’s opening reception and showing.

This event is made possible thanks to support from the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

For more information about this or other La Fe events, please call (915) 545-7190.

Café Quetzalcoatl Cultural and Arts Series Returns This Friday

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe proudly invites our community’s families to this Friday evening’s presentation of Café Quetzalcoatl – La Fe’s cultural arts, live music, and spoken-word series.

This Friday, July 14, 2017, La Fe welcomes its special guest, Community Singer María Melín and her romance and bolero-inspired music. This family evening will also include live music from the Guitarras De La Fe.

Students, educators, artists, and all community members of all ages are encouraged to attend. La Fe’s Café Quetzalcoatl series and other cultural arts activities are made possible thanks to support from the City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

All proceeds from food and refreshment sales benefit La Fe’s culture, arts, and education programming.

Café Quetzalcoatl will take place at 6 p.m. at the La Fe Culture and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (Rear Building), in the heart of El Paso’s Segundo Barrio. Admission is free. Food and refreshments will be on sale.

For more information about this or other La Fe events, please contact (915) 545-7190.

Annual La Fe Cesar Chavez Celebration set for Saturday

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe once again hosts the Annual La Fe César Chávez Celebration, a community festival honoring the life, legacy, and vision of one of our nation’s greatest leaders.

The celebration will take place from 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 721 S. Ochoa, in the heart of historic Segundo Barrio. The festival’s main stage will feature live performances including El Paso Chicano hip-hop and rap artist Sabor Gandaya; Grupo Budda; the Bowie High School Mariachi; and the La Fe Preparatory School.

The evening’s headliners are El Paso music legends Little Mike and the Blue Kings. For more than 50 years, “Little Mike” Saenz has been one of the region’s most recognized and beloved performers of “El Paso-style” oldies. Los Payabrothers, Elsa from Frozen, Payasito Resortito, and Batman will be among the performers in the event’s children’s area.

Gorditas, Juarez-style hot dogs, aguas frescas, nachos, corn in a cup, and other delicious foods and refreshments will be on sale throughout the event.

Admission is free and all proceeds from food and refreshment sales will benefit La Fe’s cultural, arts, and educational programming. This event is made possible thanks to support from the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and community members.

For more information about this and all La Fe events, please call the La Fe Culture and Technology Center at (915) 545-7190.


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