Patt Morrison for February 10, 2010

St. John's Clinic: from the front lines of health care

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St. John's Well Child and Family Center in South Los Angeles

While the nation grapples with how to provide quality health care to the uninsured and underserved, a community clinic in South Los Angeles is getting it right. As part of KPCC's focus on health care reform, Patt visited St. John's Well Child and Family Center, where she spoke with medical practitioners, public health officials, local politicians and patients. St. John’s is a non-profit health care provider and primary health care source for more than 100,000 people each year. Its 11 facilities provide patients with comprehensive care, including medical services, dentistry, access to a free on-site pharmacy, mental health services, pre-natal care, classes on cooking and nutrition, social advocacy and legal services. What's health care like for some of the poorest in LA? Here are stories from the front lines.

Guests:

Jim Mangia, President and CEO, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
Dr. Ellen Rothman, Director of Quality Assurance


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