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Basilian Fathers Receive Vaccine at San José Clinic

Basilian Fathers at San Jose Clinic for vaccine shotsOut of the spirit of “Family Takes Care of Family,” Dr. Michael Sullivan, assistant professor, arranged for San José Clinic to administer the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine to nine Basilian Fathers who reside either at Keon House or Dillon House. The vaccine was gifted by the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare.

Sullivan, who serves on the board of San José Clinic, was visiting the clinic recently and learned they were administering the vaccine to the religious communities within the Archdiocese. The clinic is owned and operated under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He immediately inquired if he could arrange for our UST’s retired Basilian Fathers to receive the vaccine. Jeanette Boughman, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, Program Director instantly agreed, and the plan was solidified.

“I wish to ensure that the health and well-being of our retired Basilian Fathers are protected and secured,” Sullivan said.

UST, CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, and the San José Clinic maintain a partnership with the Peavy School of Nursing (PSON). CHRISTUS Foundation provides annual nursing scholarships, and the San José Clinic offers opportunities for students to fulfill course requirements by participating in clinical rotations. Currently, a PSON adjunct professor and Doctorate in Nursing Practice student is completing a year-long capstone project at the Clinic.

“Our students also volunteer with the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Clinics by providing health assessments, patient education, and assisting in administering vaccines to those in need,” Sullivan said.

Recently, UST hosted San José Clinic’s annual retreat on campus.