Poway Capital Campaign
To all our Poway supporters, we are happy to report that construction for the Gold Family Health Center will be completed in 2018. We have an excellent general contractor firm, PRAVA Construction Services.
The delay in opening was due to a $1 million federal grant we received in 2016. The grant required us to do a lengthy environmental review and have it approved before we could start construction.
Thanks as always, for your support for the underserved who rely on us for care.
Rakesh Patel, MD, FAAFP, CPE, Chief Executive Officer
P.S. We're proud of the innovative work we are doing to help our diabetic patients.
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A Growing Need
Many people living and working within the Poway Unified School District experience poverty and an increasing number are uninsured or underinsured. Without a community health center, patients in need of care must travel to Neighborhood Healthcare’s centers. Last year, 1,200 patient visits to our Escondido centers were from Poway residents. Since many of our patients rely on public transportation, this can translate to as many as three bus transfers and up to two hours of travel time. As a result, many people delay routine healthcare, which can lead for more serious health problems.
Community Philanthropists: Alan and Debbie Gold
Concerned community and healthcare leaders have approached Neighborhood Healthcare about the possibility of opening a center in the Poway community. Now, thanks to generous gifts from local residents and community commitment to the center’s success, this vision is becoming a reality.
A History of Care in Our Community
Founded in 1969 by community volunteers and physicians, Neighborhood Healthcare is an award-winning nonprofit organization with a strong commitment to providing compassionate and quality healthcare.