January 18, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Westside Family Health Center Receives Facilities Award:

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.

in News
Related Posts

Video: 25K New Housing Units in LA?

January 17, 2021

January 17, 2021

With a massive spike in homelessness forecasted, LA lawmakers want to build 25,000 new housing units. Learn more in this...

Edify TV: Overhaul for Canyon Property?

January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

A unique Santa Monica Canyon property may be getting an overhaul. Learn more in this video made possible by School...

Edify TV: The Westside’s Best Pies

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Here are some of the best pies on the Westside ahead of National Pie Day on January 23. Learn more...

City Council Votes Mayor Himmelrich And Team To Keep Council Positions: Santa Monica Beat – January, 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Votes Mayor Himmelrich And Team To Keep Council Positions...

65-Year-Old Santa Monica Bakery on Verge of Shutting Down

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Westside Food Scene January 14, 2021 By Kerry Slater 65-Year-Old Santa Monica Bakery on Verge of Shutting Down  A beloved...

Food Review: The Westside’s Insanely Delicious Tijuana Tacos

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Tacos 1986 in Westwood Village stands out amid a crowded taco scene By Kerry Slater In a city filled with...

Santa Monica Pier Closed for Five Days in a Row

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

City cites warm weather forecasted for Santa Monica By Sam Catanzaro With temperatures reaching the 80s expected, city officials are...

Edify TV: Westside Kids Compete to Keep Beach Clean

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

Westside kids are competing to keep the beach clean! Learn more in this video made possible by Santa Monica College.

Santa Monica Fire Department Rolls Out Vaccinations

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

SMFD helps with rollout across county  By Chad Winthrop Beginning this month , Santa Monica Fire Department firefighters and paramedics...

SMC and MLK Westside Coalition’s 36th Annual Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

Mon, Jan 18, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Online Only at 9am on Jan. 18th – Visit: MLKjrWestside.org  The Rev. Dr....

Assemblymember Richard Bloom Announces Intention to Run for L.A. County Supervisor

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

State rep. looking to replace Sheila Kuehl in 2022 By Sam Catanzaro With incumbent Supervisor Sheila Kuehl signaling she won’t...

Man Jumps to Death at Santa Monica Place

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Man jumps off parking structure in Monday suicide  By Sam Catanzaro A man died by suicide Monday after jumping off...

Santa Monica City Resumes Preferential Parking Restrictions: Santa Monica Beat – January, 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica City Resumes Preferential Parking Restrictions * La County Approves...

Edify TV: Santa Monica Pier Shut Down Weekends

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Santa Monica Pier has been shut down on weekends temporarily as COVID-19 cases rise in Los Angeles. Learn more in this...