HOUSTON – Paule Anne Lewis, president and CEO of San José Clinic, has been named to the Care Redesign group of Thought Leaders by the distinguished New England Journal of Medicine – Catalyst. Ms. Lewis is one of only three Texan Thought Leaders and the only Houstonian. Thought Leaders are appointed to serve as national, dynamic, engaging experts who will ‘share their knowledge on innovations in health care delivery and how to spark change in organizations of all sizes.’
“It is an honor to join this prestigious group of health care executives and leaders,” shared Ms. Lewis. “I am pleased that NEJM-Catalyst recognized the need to include the perspective of the only safety-net clinic in the world’s largest medical center to this national discussion.”
Ms. Lewis has been appointed a Thought Leader as she begins her eighth year of leadership at San José Clinic, Houston’s oldest and premier safety-net clinic. This accolade follows her recent participation in NEJM-Catalyst’s “Expanding the Bounds of Care Delivery: Integrating Mental, Social, and Physical Health” symposium, moderating a panel investigating health system solutions.
Ms. Lewis is a native Houstonian with twenty-five years of healthcare administration experience in the local market. As president and CEO of San José Clinic, she has driven the addition of the Clinic as a Texas Medical Center Member institution, the Clinic’s first national publication in the NEJM-Catalyst, and the successful implementation of a nationally-recognized quality assurance program.
“I am pleased for this opportunity to represent the vulnerable populations served by San José Clinic and other safety-net clinics throughout the country,” elaborated Ms. Lewis. “Since 1922, the Clinic has empowered patients and their families to take ownership of their health and live healthier lives. It is important to spread the word that San José Clinic remains committed to providing the highest quality of care in a patient-centered environment.”
About San José Clinic
San José Clinic, the original safety-net clinic in Houston, has steadfastly grown into a leading provider of quality healthcare services for individuals and families in the Greater Houston area who struggle the most with accessing care. The Clinic began with the vision of Monsignor Walsh, a donation of $50 from the Charity Guild of Catholic Women and volunteers from the community, who all came together with the same hope of breaking down barriers to healthcare for the underserved. Ninety-six years later, we proudly uphold the legacy of our founders by continuing to provide healthcare for those who need a health home the most, including primary and specialty medical and dental care as well as vision, laboratory and pharmacy services. San José Clinic is a United Way agency and a ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.