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January 1, 2013 > Grant given for new Education Room at Tri-City Health Center

Grant given for new Education Room at Tri-City Health Center

Fremont Bank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Fremont Bank, recently awarded Tri-City Health Center (TCHC) a $15,000 grant to build a new patient education room at its Liberty Clinic in Fremont. TCHC unveiled the completed room at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, naming it the Fremont Bank Foundation Group Room in honor of the foundation's partnership to improve the availability and access to quality community health care.

TCHC is a nonprofit health care provider serving the vulnerable and underserved in southern Alameda County. Through its seven locations, TCHC provides services that many local families and seniors could not otherwise afford, including screenings and exams, family planning, immunizations, and dental care, among others. The Fremont Bank Foundation Group Room will be used to provide health education classes and discussions, enabling TCHC to offer comprehensive care to its patients and further expand its patient-centered medical home model of care.

"Fremont Bank Foundation is proud to partner with Tri-City Health Center and the good work it's doing for residents of all ages in our community," said Fremont Bank Foundation President Hattie Hyman Hughes. "It's truly a privilege for us to provide this space, knowing that proper, timely education can make all the difference to the long-term health of individuals and our community."

Last year, TCHC clinics served over 23,000 patients in nearly 92,000 visits. Of those served, 75 percent were at or below the poverty level and 52 percent were uninsured.

"We are grateful for the continued support of Fremont Bank Foundation in helping us serve local residents who lack the resources and knowledge to get the medical care they need," said Tri-City Health Center Interim CEO Juliana Schirmer. "Our partnership makes a difference in the lives of TCHC patients, and the Fremont Bank Foundation Group Room enables us to provide service in a caring and respectful atmosphere."

Tri-City Health Center
39500 Liberty St., Fremont

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