A new mobile clinic will soon roll out providing free healthcare
on wheels for medically underserved communities in Monterey
The 30-foot traveling healthcare clinic owned and operated by
Salinas Valley Memorial hospital has two exam rooms, a waiting
area, and a working lab. It’ll serve some of the most needy in
the community who often have barriers to vital healthcare.
It’s a step in a new direction for the health of Salinas
residents now that the Blue Zones Project is officially coming to
The project is a national health initiative based on the health
habits of people in the world’s “Blue Zones,” those areas where
people live longer than average with good quality of life.
(Monterey County Weekly)
About two years ago, Troy Fink, 48, weighed about 270 pounds, was
lethargic and newly diagnosed as a Type II diabetic.
“The first thing my doctor said was ‘don’t eat flour or sugar and
go see Dana,’” said Fink. What he learned and put into practice
changed his life and his health for the better. (Monterey
It is unusual for the leaders of two distinct health care systems
to speak with one voice and to shake hands on a partnership that
will transform the way our community thinks about health care.
The rarity of the agreement between Montage Health (parent
organization of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula) and
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) is not what
makes it significant, though. The importance of the collaboration
is best measured by the impact it will have on families
throughout Monterey County. (Monterey Herald)
Hospital Council, participating hospitals, the shelter provider,
elected officials, and community leaders celebrated the opening
of the first Medical Respite Center (MRC) in Monterey County on
May 24, 2016. The MRC is a public/private partnership between
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Natividad Medical
Center, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Community
Homeless Solutions, and Hospital Council.
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