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Jul
28
2016
Yuma County Community-Based Paramedic Program at RCBH/SLWIC in collaboration with the City of Somerton Cocopah Fire Department is recognized as the 2016 Inspiring Rural Health Program, during the 43rd Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
The award was received by Ms. Amanda Aguirre, President and CEO of the RCBH/SLWIC, Chief Paul De Anda and Louie Carlos, Fire Inspector with the City of Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department, and Mr. Jesus Garcia, Quality Assurance Director with RCBH/SLWIC, during the 43rd Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference and 11th Annual Performance Improvement Summit, celebrated on July 26th and 27th, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The award was received by Ms. Amanda Aguirre, President and CEO of the RCBH/SLWIC, Chief Paul De Anda and Louie Carlos, Fire Inspector with the City of Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department, and Mr. Jesus Garcia, Quality Assurance Director with RCBH/SLWIC, during the 43rd Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference and 11th Annual Performance Improvement Summit, celebrated on July 26th and 27th, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Yuma, Arizona.- The Yuma County Community-Based Paramedic Program sponsored by the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc./San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc., in collaboration with the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department and the City of Somerton, was awarded by the 43rd Annual Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA) as the 2016 Inspiring Rural Health Program.

The award was received by Ms. Amanda Aguirre, President and CEO of the RCBH/SLWIC, Chief Paul De Anda and Louie Carlos, Fire Inspector with the City of Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department, and Mr. Jesus Garcia, Quality Assurance Director with RCBH/SLWIC, during the 43rd Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference and 11th Annual Performance Improvement Summit, celebrated on July 26th and 27th, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

According to AzRHA representatives, the Inspiring Rural Health Program Award recognizes a program within a community, at the local or state level, that involves one or more health professionals or entities, and promotes or facilitates the development of rural health delivery systems.

Factors considered include coordination of services, networking and collaboration, innovation in development and implementation, and lasting impact of the program. This award honors excellence in the provision of health services to rural and/or other medically underserved people. 

The Yuma County Community-Based Paramedic Program was implemented by RCBH in collaboration with the City of Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department in February, 2016.

The program consists of home visits to San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc. patients performed by a Fire Department paramedic and a Family Care Coordinator who follow up on patients’ treatment, vitals, and provide them with education on health, safety, medication compliance and other health related topics.

"We are pleased to receive this recognition,” stated Ms. Aguirre, and added “our goal is to assist our patients in managing their chronic illnesses and avoid unnecessary ER visits and/or readmissions to the hospital, as well as  continuing promoting healthy life styles for a healthier community.”

This year’s theme of the Arizona Rural Health Conference was Rural Partnerships: Working Together to Support Healthy Arizona Communities.

The conference engages a statewide audience of health care providers, academics, county and community health professionals, and administrators, state and local leaders, CEOs, CFOs and others.

The Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc. (AzRHA) was established in 1994 as an independent, organization after serving as the Advisory Committee of the University of Arizona Rural Health Office (RHO) for many years.

The Association has been established as a not-for-profit corporation. While AzRHA continues to serve as the RHO advisory body, its functions have been expanded to cover many other areas involving advocacy for rural healthcare programs.

To learn more about the AzRHA please visit the website www.azrha.org

For more information please contact Mariajose Almazan, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of the RCBH at (928) 627-9222 or via e-mail at mrincon@rcfbh.org

 

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San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc.
1896 E. Babbitt Lane
San Luis, AZ 85349

P.O. Box 1669
San Luis, AZ 85349

Phone: (928) 722-6112

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San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc.
950 W. Main St.
Somerton, AZ 85349

P.O. Box 617
Somerton, AZ, 85350

Phone: (928) 236-8001

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San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc.
214 W. Main St.
Somerton, AZ 85349

P.O. Box 617
Somerton, AZ, 85350

Phone: (928) 627-1120

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1233 S. Main Street, Suite 1
San Luis, AZ 85349

Phone: (928) 550-5514

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