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PRESS RELEASE: East 3rd Street Grand Opening Ceremony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2015
EAST LOS ANGELES, CA – QueensCare Health Centers (QHC) welcomed more than 150 guests at its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on Thursday, April 2, 2015. U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, and California State Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez were present to welcome QHC to the neighborhood and speak on the importance of community health centers in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by generous donations from Care 1st Health Plan and Health Net.
“The Grand Opening of the East 3rd Street health center represents the culmination of hard work and dedication from the staff, board members, and partners of QueensCare Health Centers,” said Barbara B. Hines, President & CEO of QueensCare Health Centers. “We are thankful for all of the support we have received from the community and look forward to providing quality, accessible care to East Los Angeles.”
Photo Caption: Barbara B. Hines, President & CEO, QueensCare Health Centers; California Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez; Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis; US Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard; and Allan Michelena, Chairman, QueensCare Health Centers perform the official ribbon cutting for the QueensCare Health Centers East 3rd Street facility on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
The East 3rd Street health center is a 25,000-square-foot medical home, which consolidated QHC’s two eastside facilities and doubled their capacity. Featuring eight dental operatories and 38 medical examination rooms, the facility will record more than 55,000 visits for nearly 15,000 patients, at full capacity.
This project was made possible thanks to significant financial support from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Ahmanson Foundation, The Rose Hills Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
About QueensCare Health Centers
QueensCare Health Centers’ mission is “to provide quality primary healthcare that is accessible to any patient in need in the communities we serve, regardless of ability to pay.” A non-profit community health organization, it was founded in 1925 by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for abandoned and neglected children. Since then, QHC has grown into one of the largest, most progressive Federally Qualified Health Centers in the nation, treating all patients regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. The agency currently operates five health centers in Hollywood, Eagle Rock, Echo Park and East Los Angeles. For more information about QueensCare Health Centers, please visit www.QueensCareHealthCenters.org.