November 16, 2022


Texas Vista Medical Center partnered with Latched Support, a local nonprofit focused on promoting an educated and healthy family experience from pregnancy and beyond, to provide complete Thanksgiving meals to 75 families in need on the Southside of San Antonio.

The Turkey Dinner Bag distribution took place on November 11 at the Texas Vista Medical Center Women’s Resource Center located at 2317 SW Military Drive.

"Latched partnered with Texas Vista Medical Center to support Southside families,” said Veronica Haywood, RN, MSN, IBCLC, WHNP, Co-founder and Executive Director, Latched Support. “Every family should have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey and all of the fixings."

“Our commitment is to be a true resource for our community and that means helping meet more than just the healthcare needs of families on the Southside,” said Jon Turton, President, Texas Vista Medical Center.  “Our physicians and team members came together and donated over $2,700 to ensure that at least 75 families in need can have a complete Thanksgiving meal this holiday season.”

The Turkey Dinner bag included corn, green beans, gravy, mash potatoes, cranberries, and stuffing. Texas Vista Medical Center provided $20 H-E-B gift cards so families could purchase their turkey. I'm not sure if they have met that goal. This is the second year Latched has provided Thanksgiving dinner.

About Texas Vista Medical Center
Texas Vista Medical Center is a 327-bed acute care hospital with specialties in Cardiology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Women’s Health, Emergency Services, Physical Therapy, Wound Care, and Psychiatric Services. Its medical staff includes skilled, board-certified physicians representing a wide range of medical specialties. Texas Vista Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of patient care.

About Steward Health Care System
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

About Latched Support
Two Registered Nurse Lactation Consultants identified a need for the families they cared for. Wanting to ensure accessible inclusive care for the community at large, they began their journey. Breastfeeding as their focus initially, they went home to home offering free breastfeeding support. As the duo entered the homes of their families, they realized an even greater need within the community. Latched Support now offers parenting education, material assistance, car seat safety services, and resource guidance tailored to each family’s needs.