Pro Texana Medal of Service
Awarded to an individual(s) whose contributions in furthering the mission of Baylor have made an immeasurable impact in the public or non-profit sector.
Alan, M.D., and Vicki (Hicks) Keister
Both B.A. ’92
The Pro Texana Medal of Service recognizes an individual or individuals whose contributions in furthering the mission of Baylor have made an immeasurable impact in the public or nonprofit sector. This year’s recipients are Alan, B.A. ’92, M.D., and Vicki (Hicks), B.A. ’92, Keister of Amarillo.
Alan, an internal medicine physician with Amarillo Medical Specialists, provides primary care to adults in his community. Vicki served as a physical therapist before leaving practice to raise the couple’s four daughters.
In 2013, Alan began offering free health screenings at various schools in Amarillo. The response demonstrated a drastic lack of access to healthcare in the area. The overwhelming response from community members and the generous support of numerous medical partners, donors and volunteers led to the 2015 purchase of an old YMCA building to house the Heal The City free clinic. The clinic now sees thousands of patients each year, offers wellness classes, provides whole person care, connects patients to food, shelter, clothing, transportation and other assistance in the area and continues to exemplify Christ’s love and hope to those they serve.