Dear friends and supporters,

Let us take a moment, hearts heavy yet emboldened, to honor the significance of March 24th in Clínica Romero’s rich history. This date marks the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of Monseñor Oscar A. Romero—a date sacred and deeply cherished.

In reverent remembrance, we bow our heads in contemplation, deeply moved by the enduring legacy of this courageous leader. Monseñor Romero’s steadfast dedication to justice, his boundless empathy, and his tireless pursuit of harmony resonate across generations,
stirring a flame of inspiration within us all.

His noble actions, his resolute defense of the marginalized, and his unwavering compassion continue to echo within the walls of Clinica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero. As we stand poised at this pivotal moment in history, let us not only honor his memory but renew
our solemn pledge to uphold his cherished ideals.

With each patient we serve, with every voice we amplify for the voiceless, we honor his enduring legacy. Let us pledge afresh to extend compassionate care to those in need, to champion the cause of justice, and to forge a world where equity and righteousness
reign supreme.

As we gaze upon the path blazed by Monseñor Romero, let his courage infuse our spirits with resilience and resolve. In the face of adversity, let us cling to integrity, empathy, and unswerving dedication as our guiding stars.

Together, as one unified force, let us shine as beacons of hope and healing, embodying the very essence of Monseñor Romero in every action, every word, and every heartbeat.

Honoring Monseñor Oscar A. Romero’s Martyrdom with Salvadoran Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez

In commemoration of Monseñor Oscar A. Romero’s profound legacy, Clínica Romero had the distinct privilege of hosting a significant visitor this year. Cardinal Gregorio Rosas Chavez, a trusted advisor to St. Romero and a steadfast advocate for the marginalized, graced our facilities with his presence. As a member of the collegiality advising Pope Francis, Cardinal Rosas Chavez blessed the Alvarado Clinic and reverently paid homage at the Memorial Plaza in MacArthur Park. His visit provided a poignant moment for reflection, underscoring the enduring impact of Clínica Romero’s 41 years of dedicated service to the community.

Throughout his time with us, Cardinal Rosas Chavez engaged deeply with our dedicated staff, community members, including those experiencing homelessness, transient individuals, health promotoras, local representatives, and Clínica patients. His genuine interest and compassionate interaction highlighted the profound significance of our work in serving the underserved. Witnessing firsthand the dedication and impact of Clínica Romero’s mission left a lasting impression on the Cardinal, reaffirming the importance of extending hope and support to those in need. Cardinal Rosas Chavez expressed heartfelt appreciation for our commitment and pledged to return in the future, offering spiritual solace and encouragement to our patients and the broader community we serve.

Clínica Romero March Highlights
In March, Clínica Romero embarked on a series of impactful activities, continuing our steadfast commitment to serving the community with excellence and compassion. Among the highlights, our San Fernando Valley Clinics took proactive steps to promote essential medical services, emphasizing family planning, women’s care, prenatal and postnatal care, as well as screenings for cervical and breast cancer, and pediatric care.
A dedicated flyer was crafted to convey these vital healthcare offerings, reflecting our ongoing efforts to ensure comprehensive care for all. A dedicated flyer was crafted to convey these vital healthcare offerings, reflecting our ongoing efforts to ensure
comprehensive care for all.

Vaccination Day
Moreover, our engagement extended beyond our clinic walls as we hosted a Vaccination event at the Salvadoran Consulate on Friday, March 8th. It was a day marked by service and support as our team administered a total of 70 vaccines, attending to the healthcare
needs of 35 individuals. The event saw a diverse range of vaccinations provided, including 32 flu vaccines, 13 tetanus shots, 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, 8 pneumonia vaccinations, 7 shingles vaccines, and 7 COVID-19 vaccinations. This collaborative effort
exemplifies our commitment to promoting public health and wellness within the community, ensuring access to vital vaccinations for all who need them.

Site Visit with Councilwoman Eunisses Hernandez
In March, Clínica Romero was also grateful to host Councilwoman Eunisses Hernandez for a site visit at our Alvarado St. office. The visit was a pivotal opportunity to discuss strategies for investing and building a strong community in the Pico Union area, as
well as to review the ongoing renovations at our site.

Councilwoman Hernandez’s visit underscored the importance of collaboration between community organizations and local government in addressing the healthcare needs of underserved populations. During the visit, Councilwoman Hernandez engaged in discussions with
our team about the unique healthcare challenges facing the community and explored potential solutions for addressing them. We exchanged ideas on how to leverage resources effectively to enhance healthcare access, improve health outcomes, and promote overall
community well-being.

Additionally, Councilwoman Hernandez had the opportunity to tour our Alvarado St. office and review the renovations underway. These renovations are part of our ongoing efforts to modernize our facilities and create a more welcoming and accessible environment
for our patients. By upgrading our infrastructure, we aim to enhance the quality of care we provide and ensure that our facilities meet the evolving needs of the community.

Overall, the site visit with Councilwoman Eunissess Hernandez was an inspiring and productive exchange of ideas and insights. It reaffirmed our shared commitment to serving the community and highlighted the importance of collaborative partnerships in driving
positive change. We look forward to continuing our work together to build a healthier and more resilient community for all.

Clínica Romero February Highlights
Throughout the month of February, Clínica Romero’s Community Outreach and Civic Engagement Department demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to serving the community. One of the key initiatives they continued to support was the Shower of HOPE program, an endeavor that provides essential hygiene services along with clean clothes and nutritious meals to both patients and non-patients every Friday. This ongoing effort reflects Clínica Romero’s unwavering dedication to addressing the basic needs of individuals in the community.

Clínica Romero Celebrates Social Work Awareness Month
In March, Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero proudly joins the nationwide celebration of Social Work Awareness Month. As an integral part of our mission to serve the most vulnerable populations in the Greater Los Angeles area, our dedicated team of social workers embodies the spirit of compassion, advocacy, and empowerment.

Throughout the month, we honor and recognize the invaluable contributions of our social workers who tirelessly strive to enhance the well-being of our patients and their families. From providing emotional support to navigating complex healthcare systems, our social workers play a pivotal role in addressing the multifaceted needs of our community.

At Clínica Romero, Social Work Awareness Month serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of social justice and equity in healthcare. It is a time to amplify the voices of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes, advocating for social change and uplifting the marginalized.

As we celebrate Social Work Awareness Month, we extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated social work team for their unwavering commitment to serving with compassion, empathy, and resilience. Together, we continue to make a difference in the lives of those we are privileged to serve.

New Mural at Marengo St. Clinic
We would like to humbly thank Adrian Perez, Data Analyst at Clínica Romero, for volunteering his time and efforts to paint this beautiful mural of Monseñor Oscar A. Romero at our Marengo St. clinic. Adrian’s mural adds a touch of inspiration and beauty to the
clinic’s surroundings, uplifting both patients and staff alike while adding the perfect final touch as we approach the final stages of renovations at this clinic site. Our fullest gratitude is extended to Adrian for his talents.

Mil Gracias!
Carlos Vaquerano
Chief Executive Officer

“There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried”

– Saint Oscar A. Romero.