A Commitment to Community Health
Providence St. Jude Memorial Foundation helps bring a new neighborhood clinic to Anaheim
Thanks to the generous supporters of Providence St. Jude Medical Center’s Care for the Poor program, construction is underway on a brand-new clinic that will make essential health care more accessible to one underserved Anaheim community.
Slated to open by the end of 2021, the new Providence St. Jude Neighborhood Health Center located in Ponderosa Park will be a key addition to the heart of the local community, delivering a variety of health services including pediatrics, OBGYN and prenatal care, and optometry. The clinic will complement other nearby resources like the library, family resource center and neighborhood farm, helping to improve the health and quality of life for residents of the Ponderosa Park neighborhood.
“You can see the critical need in this community for this project,” City Council member Lucille King said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “District 4 has nearly 50% of residents living in households making less than $50,000 a year, and 45% of those households include a child under the age of 18.”
Laura Ramos, chief executive of Providence St. Jude Medical Center, agrees: “This community health center will further enhance our commitment to the most vulnerable residents in Anaheim.”
The clinic is expected to handle 50,000 patient visits annually, putting the exceptional care of Providence St. Jude physicians within reach for thousands of residents who sometimes struggle to access the care they need. The clinic will be a valuable health care resource for local families, with 17 staff members and appointments available 40 hours each week.
“We need to ensure that health care is available for our working families,” says Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu. “This facility helps Anaheim do that. Staying healthy through regular care is always the best medicine.”
The total budget for building, equipping and staffing the clinic is projected to be $4 million dollars, much of which has come from individual donors like you. Although construction is well underway, the project has not yet met its fundraising goal.
An additional $500,000 is needed to fully fund the clinic and ensure that it can deliver on its mission to bring essential health care to this underserved neighborhood.
To learn how you can help bring this vital project to a successful completion, please contact the Foundation at 714-992-3033 or SJMF@providence.org.
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