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Long Time Neighborhood Healthcare CEO Retiring, New CEO announced

Long Time Neighborhood Healthcare CEO Retiring, New CEO announced

CEO Tracy Ream

Neighborhood Healthcare's New CEO Rakesh Patel, MD, FAAFP, CPE

After 31 years of serving as Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Healthcare (formerly called Escondido Community Clinic), CEO Tracy Ream announced that she will retire on October 31, 2017.

During her tenure, Ream has led the nonprofit community healthcare agency that started from a small office provided by the City of Escondido for a dollar’s rent per year to a two county 12-site health system serving 67,000 low-income and uninsured patients a year.

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The Gift of Sight

By Chief Medical Officer James Schultz M.D.in honor of National Health Center Week

I became a doctor because I wanted to help alleviate the suffering of others.  For 13 years, I worked in a private medical group doing interesting and challenging work. But I became restless. I felt that I ought to be working as a doctor in some remote part of the world helping people who had no care and no options.  I guess I felt I had a calling … a sense of faith-based mission.

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National Health Center Week 2017 Begins

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Devonshire Celebrates National Health Center Week

(Hemet, CA --August 10, 2017) Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Devonshire located in Hemet, California joins other community health centers across the country by celebrating National Health Center Week from August 13th – August 19th, 2017. The goal of this national campaign is to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers over the course of more than five decades.

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