University of Pacific Breaks Ground on $21 Million Health Clinic
University of the Pacific in Stockton began construction last week on a $21 million health clinic that will treat underserved community residents and serve as a training center for dental and pharmacy students as well as other future health care professionals, the Stockton Record reports (Hughes-Kirchubel, Stockton Record, 2/13). The two-story structure will include classrooms and a lecture hall and will feature student-training clinics for speech and hearing disorders and physical therapy. The facility will be largely funded by a $13 million grant, the largest in the school's history, from the Thomas J. Long Foundation, which was created by the founders of Longs Drug Store. A Record editorial states that UOP "has made the right moves with this center/clinic by riding the national health care wave and finding a practical, helpful way to be more involved in the community" (Stockton Record, 2/21).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.