Samaritan Health Ministries receives nonprofit award

February 26, 2014 by  

Samaritan Health Ministries, a Cedar Park-based nonprofit, has been awarded the 2014 Janet Engyall McTigue Advancing Excellence in Nonprofits Award.

The announcement of the award was made on February 1 by The United Way of Williamson County. The winner receives more than just recognition, since a cash prize of $10,000 is awarded to the nonprofit as well.

Providing healthcare to uninsured citizens in Travis County and Williamson County is the mission of Samaritan Health Ministries. Services provided include health screenings for breast cancer, as well as dental, medical, and mental health issues. The non-denominational organization, which was started in 1998, provides care each year for over 700 patients.

The award, which was presented by the United Way of Williamson County Board members and the Engyall family at the Texas Stars Hockey game, was established in 2009. It honors The Georgetown Area United Way’s former executive director, Janet Engyall McTigue, who passed away in 2007.

Samaritan Health Ministries’ executive director, Erika Pratt, explained the planned use for the award money, saying:

“This grant will provide the financial support we need to grow and strengthen our governing board, an essential component of our strategic plan.”

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