CommuniCare Receives 2009 Medical Community Award from Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Award Recognizes CommuniCare’s Valued Medical Service to the Community
The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society has selected CommuniCare Health Centers as recipient of the Society’s 2009 Medical Community Award. The Medical Community Award is presented annually to a community organization or community leader in El Dorado, Sacramento or Yolo County deserving of high recognition for their significant contribution to a medical or public health problem. The recipient of the award is recognized for valued medical service. CommuniCare Health Centers is a private, non-profit community health center that has been providing health care services to the culturally diverse, low income, uninsured population of Yolo County for over 38 years. CommuniCare’s clinics are located in Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Esparto.
CommuniCare’s Chief Executive Officer, Robin Affrime, and Medical Director, Dr. David Katz, accepted the award at the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society’s 2010 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner held Friday, January 22 at Sacramento’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. “I accept this award on behalf of our dedicated and hard-working staff and volunteers who come to work every day to assist our clients in receiving quality, accessible health care, “said Robin Affrime. “It is because of all of them that CommuniCare is recognized as being a leader in providing mission-driven care to those in need in our communities.”
“It means a great deal that the Medical Society and fellow physicians in our community publicly recognize the importance of community clinics in the local health care system and, in particular, the importance of the services we provide,” added Dr. Katz. “They have recognized that CommuniCare continues to take care of the medically indigent and those who would have no access to health care without us.”
CommuniCare Health Centers has previously received national recognition for outstanding service in providing health care. The National Association of Community Health Centers selected CommuniCare Health Centers to receive the 2008 Migrant Health Center Outstanding Service Award at the annual National Farmworker Health Conference. The award is presented to a migrant health center which has demonstrated an outstanding level of excellence in the migrant health care field and a high level of commitment and innovation in service to migrant farmworkers and their families.
Accepting the 2009 Medical Community Award for CommuniCare Health Centers are
(left to right) Sherry Cauchois, CFO; Robin Affrime, CEO; and Dr. David Katz, Medical Director.
About CommuniCare Health Centers
For over thirty-eight years, CommuniCare Health Centers has been promoting healthy communities by providing high quality health care for those in need. CommuniCare Health Centers is a private non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center offering comprehensive primary medical and dental services, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health services, health education and outreach to the culturally diverse, low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents of Yolo County through five community clinic sites and outreach programs. For more information visit www.communicarehc.org.
About the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) is a non-profit organization comprised of medical doctors (MD) and doctors of osteopathy (DO). Membership in the medical society is voluntary and requires concurrent membership in the California Medical Association (CMA). Membership in the American Medical Association (AMA) is optional but highly encouraged. With over 1600 physician members in active practice and several hundred retired members, SSVMS is the largest physician organization in our region. The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society is dedicated to upholding the authority and autonomy of physicians in the delivery of professional and ethical medical care. For more information visit www.ssvms.org.