COMMUNITY HEALTH: Clinic Sees $1.1 Million Expansion
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Linda Vista Health Care Center has doubled its capacity with a $1.1 million expansion -- thanks to executive director Roberta Feinberg, who since 1989 has been "raising and hoarding money ... to buy the lot and build on it." The clinic, which provides medical and mental services to low-income clients, has secured $385,000 in private contributions and $500,000 in federal community development grants. Although the center still owes $215,000 on the expansion mortgage, "Feinberg said she will continue to seek donations to pay it off." She added, "Anybody in San Diego County can come here for quality health care even if they have no money." The clinic is one of 21 community clinics in the county that provides basic medical and mental health services regardless of a client's ability to pay (Duerksen, 1/29).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.