The Nix Health Care Foundation provides the community education and resources to help people address the health and wellness issues they face each day. The Foundation sponsors medical screenings and seminars on a wide range of topics, including:
- Heart disease
- Vascular disease
- Colon Cancer
- Macular Degeneration
- Prostate Cancer
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Sleep problems and disorders
- Treatments for hip, knee and back pain
- And many more
The Foundation has collaborated with community businesses and organizations such as the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the Center for Health Care Services, University Health System, Bexar County Medical Society, Downtown YMCA, WOAI-TV4, H-E-B Central Market, Walgreen’s, Kmart and Oak Farms Dairy to disseminate health information to the public. The Foundation has also taken its programs to community centers and facilities such as the Ella Austin Community Center, Christian Senior Services, and Air Force Villages.
Nix Senior Gold
Nix Senior Gold, designed in partnership with physicians, is a senior health and wellness program for adults from age 55. Benefits of the programs include: monthly Smart Living Seminars, health fairs, preventive health services, field trips, and special member discounts.
Baby Alumni Club
Through the Baby Alumni Club, the Nix Health Care Foundation recognizes people born at the historic Nix Hospital. Members receive a certificate commemorating their birth and updates on activities and special events.
A library of public health education brochures for staff, patients and family members is maintained in the Foundation office at 414 Navarro Street, Suite 1015. Internet access is available via a computer to find answers to health questions.
Sports Medicine Clinic
The Nix Sports Medicine Clinic provides intensive support and quality medical care to student athletes in Bexar and surrounding counties. Evaluation and treatment of injuries is provided by physicians who volunteer over 300 clinical hours annually. Professional and student trainers, who are usually first on the scene at a sporting event, observe the treatment of athletic injuries to enhance their own skills. Orthopaedic Fellows are given the chance to observe the latest techniques in sports medicine diagnostic evaluation and treatment under the guidance of experienced professionals at the Clinic, which is an accredited teaching facility.
The DeLee-Evans Foundation for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, in affiliation with the Nix Health Care Foundation, annually awards scholarships to high school students pursuing careers in athletic training. The Nix Foundation also awards nursing scholarships to Nix Health employees.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Nix Health Care Foundation supports an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship that is part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The year-long program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program is supported by grants from Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), Arthrex and Smith & Nephew Endoscopy.
Continuing Medical Education
The Foundation offers continuing education to South Texas healthcare professionals on cardiology, orthopedic and psychiatry issues, and other relevant topics.
Help Make a Difference
The Foundation welcomes your support and appreciates your gift, regardless of size. Contributions can be made through memorials, planned giving, annual giving and general monetary gifts. Additional sources of funding include:
- Annual Invitational Golf Classic
- Annual River Parade Fiesta
- Holiday Card Program
For more information, please visit www.nixfoundation.org