Westside Family Health Center Receives Facilities Award

Monday, 21 Oct 2013, 7:46:00 AM

Mirror Staff

The Los Angeles County Medical

Association (LACMA) and the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles

County have awarded Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) a 2013

Innovation Award in recognition of WFHC’s innovative use of facilities

to promote and facilitate patient care and patient satisfaction.

Dr.

Troy Elander, President of the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles

County, said WFHC was nominated for the 2013 Innovation Award-Facilities

because of WFHC's "efforts to improve the health of your community, for

focusing on those with low income or uninsured, and for adapting over

the years to the needs of the community."

"You started focusing on women's

health and then morphed, as was needed, to prenatal care, pediatrics,

and then concerns of adolescents," Dr. Elander said. "Then you added the mobile clinic to

get to the patients who couldn't come to you. With a wonderful

attitude, you seem to continually be asking, 'How can we best serve the

health needs of this community?' ''

Debra A. Farmer, President/Chief Executive Officer at Westside Family Health Center, said she was honored by the recognition.

“With

only approximately 1,500 square feet of clinic space to work with,

we’ve had to be innovative” she said. “We have had to be really smart

with what we have, but we have a great team here and we really care

about what we do. We make it work.”

The

2013 Innovation Award-Facilities to Westside Family Health Center was

one of four Innovation awards to be presented on Oct. 17 at the

L.A. Healthcare Awards ceremony. Recipients were chosen for their

exemplary contributions toward providing and improving access to quality

healthcare in Los Angeles County.

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