SANTA FE SPRINGS – Santa Fe Springs Mayor Louie Gonzalez and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital President and CEO Jim West have signed official documents and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Santa Fe Springs Family Health Center. Other civic and community dignitaries joined Gonzalez and West in the groundbreaking ceremony last week at the Santa Fe Springs Neighborhood Center. The event signals the first step in the construction process. Completion of the clinic is slated for April. PIH partnered with the City of Santa Fe Springs to develop the clinic which will provide access for physicians, nurses, social workers and business staff to attend to the health and wellness needs of residents of Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Whittier, Norwalk, Downey, and Montebello. This partnership signals a commitment by PIH and Santa Fe Springs to close the gap in access to medical care to underserved women and children; ensure geriatric services; foster community-based health services; and provide screenings, well-child visits, childhood immunizations, flu shots, and health education services. Santa Fe Springs provided the property and utilities to house the 2,200-square-foot facility, which will be located near the corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Los Nietos Road. PIH has agreed to a five-year commitment for services on a sliding scale and uncompensated care to those who qualify. “We are proud to participate in this clinic as a means of taking care of the health care needs of our community,” said West. “This partnership allows us to sustain our mission of providing high-quality health care without discrimination, demonstrating compassion, respect, and dignity in caring for all patients.” “This partnership signals an ongoing collaboration to ensure that the residents of Santa Fe Springs and our neighboring communities have access to quality health care right where they live,” said the mayor. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!