The recently renovated James Moody Adams Baxter Clinic sits adjacent to the main campus and serves the medical needs of not only the Baxter students, staff, and campus visitors, but also those of our neighbors from the poor communities surrounding Baxter.
As Christ ministered to both the body and soul of those whom He met daily, so we at Baxter ask God to open our eyes and hearts to those same needs.
The work at the clinic is overseen by a Honduran doctor, Dr. Xiomara Erazo, who is responsible for insuring that all medical work done at the clinic meets the requirements of Honduran law and that those who participate are appropriately certified in Honduras.
The clinic provides medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services to over 10,000 patients each year. The full-time staff, led by Dr. Xiomara Erazo, is assisted by both medical missions groups from churches and universities in the United States and also by medical students from Virginia Tech’s Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).
Jesus never ignored the suffering in His world, nor can we at Baxter turn a blind eye to the many physical needs that exist in Tegucigalpa.
One of the most crucial ministries of the clinic is the Children’s Nutrition Program. Much more than a handout, the Baxter Clinic works with mothers of malnourished children to provide meals, cooking lessons, life skills, education, and encouragement.