New Community Health Center for the Underserved in Rancho Cordova
On February 19th, non-profit agency, The Effort, will hold grand opening ceremonies at their new Rancho Cordova Community Health Center, (10423 Old Placerville Road),
which houses a primary care medical clinic for all ages and state-of-the-art children’s dental clinic.
The celebration also heralds the announcement of the change from their longstanding name, “The Effort” to the on-site unveiling of a new name and logo that better reflects the agency’s mission and the scope of services they provide.
Elected Dignitaries slated to address grand opening attendees include Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Senator Darrell Steinberg, Assemblymembers Ken Cooley, Roger Dickinson, and Dr. Richard Pan.
“This is a monumental day for our organization, clients and for our community,” said The Effort’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jonathan Porteus. “We believe that the name change better aligns our organization with its core mission and vision, while the new health center location will expand our ability to serve as a health home for underserved individuals and families in Rancho Cordova.”
The primary care services will be provided in 13 exam rooms and an on-site lab. In the pediatric dental clinic, two full-time dentists will operate with five chairs. The child-centered design features overhead flat screens, enabling children to watch movies during their visits, while surrounded by murals depicting the landscape and its Native American heritage.
Established in 1953, The Effort is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) offering primary care, pediatric dental care and specialty and integrated behavioral health services. The Effort focuses on the needs of the community and strives to provide access to health services for patients with Medi-Cal and Medicare. The Sacramento-based non-profit has earned a strong reputation locally that has been built on providing quality, innovative, reliable and affordable healthcare.
“I am extremely pleased to stand with The Effort in their mission to care for our low-income and underserved populations,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui, (D-Sacramento) “Everyone deserves access to health care services and it’s exciting that our community will be able to utilize this new facility and the care it provides for many years to come.”
The Effort, established in 1953 is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the Sacramento region offering primary care, pediatric dental care, and specialty and integrated behavioral health services across the Sacramento area. The Effort has six full service health centers in Oak Park, North Highlands, midtown Sacramento, Roseville, South Sacramento and now Rancho Cordova, 8 part-time satellites and three pending full scope health centers. The Effort also operates a wide array of prevention and intervention programs throughout the region. The new center is located at 10423 Old Placerville Road, Rancho Cordova. Learn more about The Effort at www.theeffort.org.
Disclosure: Steve LaRosa is Media Liaison for The Effort