LOS ANGELES: New Health Care Center To Open
A new, "long-planned health care and resource center" that will provide "low-cost and preventive care" for the "impoverished Moneta Gardens neighborhood" will open Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Moneta Gardens Community Center and Ace Medical Clinic has "three examination rooms and a full-time medical staff." Felipe Merino, executive director of Moneta Gardens Improvement Inc., said, "There are so many ailments that can be detected earlier and we hope to be able to do that by providing basic medical care and health screenings." Local residents spent three years raising funds to convert an old liquor store into the clinic. A local doctor "paid a three-year lease on the 1,100 square-foot building and bought furniture," while the Robert F. Kennedy Medical Center provided funds for the renovations and "Catholic Health Care West is paying for staffing" (2/18).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.