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    Memorial Medical Center Support Groups, Educating the Community

    Promoting Wellness

    In an effort to increase the health and wellness of our community, Memorial Medical Center provides a comprehensive schedule of health information and education programs and services for adults and children. Memorial's community benefits programs, health education classes, screenings and other wellness programs have the added benefit of containing the growth of the community's health care costs.

    By participating in health fairs and sponsoring screenings, support groups and seminars, our staff is able to interact with members of the community which enables us to learn more about their health care needs. Memorial also supports the education of tomorrow's health care professionals by participating in partnerships with local educational organizations. Additionally, many members of our caring staff are involved in volunteer efforts to promote health and wellness throughout our community.

    Helping Our Community

    Memorial Medical Center Secures $200,000 Grant for Health services Agency.

    MODESTO - Memorial Medical Center recently endorsed – and helped secure – $200,000 in grant funding for the Stanislaus County Health services Agency (HSA) through Sutter Health’s Community Clinic Access to Care grant program. The funding includes a $99,070 award from Sutter Health and $100,930 from Memorial. The grant represents a portion of the $2.5 million that Sutter Health awarded in October to 26 medical and dental care centers across Northern California that serve large percentages of low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients.

    As a not-for-profit organization, Memorial is dedicated to improving and maintaining the health status of our community and extends services such as this grant whenever possible to meet a critical need and enhance the productivity of local resources.

    Memorial has collaborated with HSA for more than ten years, and partnering in a number of community health improvement projects, including the Community Needs Assessment, the HEART Coalition, the Nutrition and Fitness Council, the Asthma Coalition, Smoking Cessation and many other committees that benefit Stanislaus County’s underserved population.

    “We are so pleased that Sutter has recognized this community need and we’re grateful for their support,” stated Mary Ann Lee, Managing Director of the Health services Agency. As a primary care safety net provider, the HSA provides care for patients with mental health issues who are not currently served by other mental health systems. This grant will fund the development of an integrative behavioral health component to increase resources for primary care physicians, increase access to behavioral health care in our community, and facilitate early intervention and assessment of patients whose mental health needs are underserved or unmet.

    The Community Clinic Access to Care grant program is a commitment by the Sutter Health network of physicians, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care providers to improve access to needed health care services in the communities we serve for persons who cannot afford to pay. This one-time funding opportunity enables Sutter Health and its local affiliates to support health clinics that are providing vital services to individuals and families in need.

    check presenting David Benn, left, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospitals Association, and Jennifer Downs-Colby, right, Community Benefits and Volunteer services Assistant Manager, present a $200,000 check to the Stanislaus County Health services Agency. Accepting the donation on the behalf of the agency is MaryAnn Lee, Managing Director of the Health services Agency and her staff.