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Silva Pediatric Clinic transfers to Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
By Lori Baptista
-- Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc. (TVHC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Silva Pediatric Clinic, formerly under the auspices of St. Rose Hospital, Hayward, which recently entered into agreement to be acquired by a new management company to improve its operations and its fiscal position. To prepare for this transition, the hospital Board decided to cease providing services at the Silva Clinic. Final approval for the hospital is now pending with the State Attorney General’s Office.
TVHC and St. Rose Hospital share a common goal of improving the community’s health and have finalized negotiations for TVHC to provide medical services at Silva Pediatric Clinic to ensure vulnerable children from low-income families will have continued access to quality primary healthcare. Under the direction of TVHC’s Chief Executive Officer, David B. Vliet, the health center assembled a premier Operations Team to review and assess the services of Silva clinic to guarantee a successful and efficient transition.
The transition, already underway, is expected to be completed by early January 2013, during which time services to the community will continue without interruption.
The project will allow TVHC to further integrate services and ensure access to high quality care for more than 3,000 children who have been served by Silva Clinic, which is located in south Hayward. TVHC will focus efforts on well-child checks, routine dental care, improving clinical outcomes, a higher quality of life for children with chronic disease, reducing barriers to efficient, affordable health care for the underserved and promoting greater transparency and accountability in the community’s health care system.
“Under TVHC, the Silva clinic will not only survive, it will thrive. TVHC is uniquely positioned to integrate the clinics’ services in the patient centered medical home model”, notes Alex Briscoe, Director of Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. “This deal is not just about finances. It is about the clinical expertise and the authentic partnership TVHC has established with the Hayward community. We are delighted that TVHC and St. Rose Hospital have worked through the many details to make this deal happen.”
TVHC leads the community in primary and preventive care and strives to be foremost in fully implementing the complex, sweeping changes of Health Reform by 2014, which includes the delivery and financing of healthcare.
For more information, visit www. tvhc.org