CHRISTUS Physician Group adds Dr. Rashida Champion Henderson and Dr. Jennefer Carl Sutton to its primary care network

CHRISTUSSantaRosa_colorRashida Champion Henderson, MD, and Jennefer Carl Sutton, MD, have joined the CHRISTUS Physician Group (CPG), a network of local physicians in San Antonio. The addition of Dr. Henderson and Dr. Sutton to CPG is an example of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa’s commitment to provide access to convenient, high-quality primary health care close to home. Dr. Henderson has opened her practice, CHRISTUS Family Medicine – Westover Hills, in the western portion of Bexar County located at 11212 State Highway 151, Medical Plaza 1, San Antonio, Texas  78251. Dr. Jennefer Sutton will be opening CHRISTUS Family Medicine – Shavano Park in north-central San Antonio near Highway 1604 and NW Military Drive at 4118 Pond Hill Road, Shavano Park, Texas  78231.

Dr. Henderson graduated from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, and went on to complete her Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Louisiana Tech University. In 2009, she completed her Doctor of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and completed her Family Residency and Geriatric Fellowship with the Medical Center of Central Georgia / Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Henderson is board-certified in Family Medicine and board-eligible in Geriatric Medicine. She provides family medicine and geriatric medicine services, from every day common ailments to acute and chronic conditions. Dr. Rashida Champion Henderson is currently welcoming new patients.  To schedule an appointment, call 210.703.8955.

Dr. Jennefer Carl Sutton is committed to one ideal: building lasting relationships with her patients. This belief guided her through medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and grew stronger as she completed her residency at Georgetown University, where she served as the program’s chief resident. Dr. Sutton combines her extensive experience and deep concern for patients in order to provide an extraordinary level of care.  She enjoys helping her patients live life to its fullest and is welcoming new patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sutton, call 210.705.5545. 

“CHRISTUS Physician Group strives to be a leader in service, and we do that by providing valuable, community-focused care,” says Jason Markham, COO of CHRISTUS Physician Group. “Success hinges on four pillars – focusing on superior clinical quality, creating an exceptional personal experience for each patient, running efficient clinics to maximize value to those we serve, and focusing on the unique needs of the communities.”

CHRISTUS Physician Group was formed by CHRISTUS Health in 1993 as a faith-based, not-for-profit physician employment and practice management organization with a deep-rooted mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.  Today, CPG employs more than 90 physicians and other health care providers in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and other specialties. The Group focuses on delivering excellent health care in a service-focused, compassionate environment.

CHRISTUS Physician Group clinics accept a variety of health insurance plans, which vary from clinic to clinic. Patients are encouraged to select a physician or other health care provider by visiting and call the office of their choice for more details on current health plan information, operating hours, and services offered.

About CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, nonprofit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has five hospital campuses, with campuses located in the South Texas Medical Center, in New Braunfels, in Westover Hills, and a short-stay surgical hospital in Alamo Heights. Located downtown, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, formerly known as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, is the first hospital in San Antonio solely dedicated to the care of children. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System also owns a majority interest in CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Centers – San Antonio, LLC, a joint venture physician partnership which is comprised of two outpatient surgery centers in San Antonio with facilities in Stone Oak and the Medical Center.  Additionally, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System owns a majority interest in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Physicians Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Braunfels, a joint venture physician partnership.  CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is the preferred health system of the San Antonio SPURS. For additional information on CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, visit Find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at



Respite Care celebrates 27th anniversary with luncheon

RespiteCare_colorChildren with special needs, as well as the families who love and care for them, deserve compassion, understanding, and support. Children who suffer injury and abuse deserve a calm, nurturing, and stable place to heal and hope. Respite Care of San Antonio provides care for children with special needs, some of whom have suffered abuse and injury. At Respite Care we open our arms wide in love and compassion for the children who need us most.

Founded over 26 years ago by families caring for a child with special needs and recognizing the demands placed on parents working to meet their child’s needs, these families created what is now known as Respite Care of San Antonio.  Since inception, a diverse cadre of supports has been developed to provide temporary care for children with special needs to give families a break to spend time within their marriage, with other children within the family unit and for themselves.  Sixteen years ago, with the opening of the Davidson Respite House, the agency began providing full time, overnight care for children who are victims of abuse or neglect from throughout the state and living within the state’s protective custody orders.  Respite Care’s emergency shelter program remains the only licensed service of its kind in the state of Texas.

To commemorate the unique services this entity provides, Respite Care’s 27th Anniversary Luncheon will be held Thursday, November 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Historic Pearl Stables.  This event will honor Charline McCombs and feature guest speaker John Foppe, who will share the story of his success, despite the many obstacles he was forced to overcome.

To learn more about Respite Care or to purchase sponsorship and tickets to this very special celebration, visit

Broadway Banker proves it’s never too late, graduates and takes home service award

BroadwayBank_Logo_tagIt takes a savvy, confident and fearless leader to run the Broadway Bank Care Corps, a boots-on-the-ground volunteer battalion, which sets the standard for community service in San Antonio. It takes Jeannette Flores Westbrook, Broadway Bank senior vice president, community reinvestment. Under her leadership Care Corps has already served in 45 charitable projects for 2014, setting the pace for topping the 130 served in all of 2013. With grit and determination, Flores Westbrook does as she says. She serves on the board of Dress for Success, Communities In Schools, Project Quest and volunteers regularly with Habitat for Humanity and the United Way VITA program. Above all, it is her leadership at Broadway Bank that is improving the quality of life for so many people in the local communities.

Jeannette Flores Westbrook General R. L. Herring Award“It takes all of us in San Antonio and even our outlying communities to make a difference. The Care Corps proves this every time they take on a project,” said Flores Westbrook. “Our employees who make up the Care Corps are community-spirited and very generous with their time and talent,” she added.

The Care Corps is her brainchild—an idea she made a reality in 2004 as another way to achieve the goals of the Broadway Bank community reinvestment office which she heads. It has grown ever since, with almost 60 percent of Broadway Bank employees serving on the Care Corps and frequently bringing along family members and friends in accomplishing the mission.

“Jeannette has taken a brilliant idea and put it into action to accomplish so much good for our community and in the process has fostered the culture of dignity, respect and love of neighbor that permeates the Broadway Bank experience,” said Jim Goudge, chairman and CEO of Broadway Bank. “We know that the Broadway Bank founding principles of giving back to our community are in the right hands.”

In 1974, at age nineteen, Flores Westbrook accepted a job as a teller for Broadway Bank and has her own unique story that is only possible because of an organization and environment that empowers and develops human capital with extreme premeditation. She stepped in as a secretary for an employee who had gone on maternity leave and from there she shot up in the organization taking advantage of training opportunities and graduating from banking schools.

“I have been blessed to be part of the Broadway Bank family who has a genuine commitment to the community,” she said.

Celebrating 40 years at Broadway Bank represents a major milestone only a select few attain. It is a testament to her loyalty and perseverance and it’s these characteristics that propelled Flores Westbrook to achieve one other life-changing milestone in 2014. On June 27, she walked the stage, graduating with honors, at Wayland Baptist University and while she never considered herself an ordinary student, the university considered her an extraordinary student. Along with her coveted college diploma, Flores Westbrook was awarded the General R. L. Herring Award as the outstanding graduate majoring in human services who has demonstrated a dedication to advancement in their career, education, faith and helping their fellow man—all values that embodied the life of Herring.

“I hope that through finishing my degree, I can really encourage and inspire young girls and other women. It is never too late,” said Flores Westbrook. “The value a college education adds to your life is immeasurable,” she added.

With tears in her eyes, she reflects on the meaning of this accomplishment, “My 89-year-old mother, along with the rest of my family and friends, was there to see me graduate.”

About Broadway Bank
Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full- range of sophisticated financial services, including personal banking, private banking, military banking, business banking and wealth management. With more than $2.9 billion in total assets, the highly rated Bank operates 40 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas. Visit the Broadway Bank website at for more information.

July 2013 Word from the Chairman

Rollins_Brad-ChairmanAs we head into the dog days of summer, you can beat the heat at a number of North SA Chamber programs.

Upcoming Events
On Tuesday, July 30, the North SA Chamber will honor exceptional professionals at the Small Business Leaders Awards at the Oak Hills Country Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I know you’ll join me in congratulating the 2013 finalists including: William Balthrope, Muzak; Dr. Dianna Burns-Banks, South Texas Center for Pediatric Care; Bill Carlisle, Jr., Evapocore, Inc. dba Carlisle Auto Air; Tommy Galligan, ServePro of Lackland Terrace/Timber Ridge; Jesse Garcia, Deltra Systems; John Garcia, Alpha Facilities Solutions; Amber Lenz, First Texan Realty; Dale Lewis, Trinity Title of Texas; Shelley Morkovsky, Morkovsky Law Firm, PLLC; Rashesh B. Rangrej, American Regional Center, LLC; and Brent H. Warrilow, CBI Group.

The Small Business Advocate of the Year Award will be presented to CPS Energy for their efforts in purchasing from small, minority and women owned businesses. And awards will also be presented in categories including Small Business Leader of the Year, Career Achievement, Business Achievement, Community Service, Employee Relations, New Business and Business Innovation.

Furthermore, we will honor Major General Josue “Joe” Robles, USAA, at the Salute to Excellence Luncheon on Thursday, August 1, at the Westin La Cantera Resort from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I hope you’ll join us for this tribute to his incredible leadership and service.

Additionally, I invite you to attend the Mayor’s Vision for San Antonio on Tuesday, August 20, at the Oak Hills Country Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mayor Julián Castro will share his priorities for the City and it should be a great networking opportunity as well as an informative event for upcoming community initiatives.

Social Networking
The North SA Chamber knows our members are seeking information on doing business in the digital age. You won’t want to miss the How 2 Series or our newest program, Social U. Join us for the Small Business How 2 Series on Wednesday, August 21, for How 2 share social media content on Video/Photo platforms, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, at the Hilton San Antonio Airport. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program runs from 8 to 10 a.m.

Social U, a social media university for savvy digital marketers, will premiere on Wednesday, September 4, at Omni San Antonio Hotel – Colonnade, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This brand new series will focus on innovation, taking existing marketing programs to the next level and measuring success. This program is designed to deliver continuing education for marketing and PR practitioners who work at the business of interactive marketing each day and is specially designed for non-profits, small to mid-sized business owners, executives or managers who are stakeholders in the profitability of marketing trends and tactics. Join us for instruction, discussion and networking among local thought, strategy and implementation leaders in social and digital media marketing.

Join the conversation online. Come “like” and “follow” the North SA Chamber on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter – it’s a great way to stay informed of member, community and chamber news. Want to get more visibility for your member business? Send the North SA Chamber you news and staff will share it to chamber social media channels and/or blog (based on membership level).

Thank you for all you do to keep Bexar County strong and I hope to see you soon.