BRAWLEYÂ â€“ Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation in the amount of $7,000 to support Health Care Services.
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo CEO, Yvonne Bell, said that the grant will fund the purchase of a phone system for the Medical Clinic in Coachella allowing integration with other technologies to improve the well-being of Clinicasâ€™patients and the communication service levels provided by the staff.
â€œOur current phone system is overdue for an upgrade. We are grateful for the opportunity that this grant offers and thank the Union Pacific Foundation for its generosity,â€ said Bell.
â€œWe are proud to support Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo and extend our best wishes for success,â€ Union Pacific Foundation President, Robert W. Turner stated in the award letter.
According to their Web site (www.up.com), the Union Pacific Foundation is awarding over $1 million to 154 California nonprofit organizations this year. Union Pacific assists qualified nonprofits in 22 states that are served by Union Pacific.
The Foundation is funded each year from the operating profits of Union Pacific Corporations. It is not an endowed foundation. The Foundation has supported community and civic programs since 1959.
The grants support community, cultural and health and human services through local nonprofits.
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo is a private, non-profit corporation providing array of comprehensive primary care services to residents throughout Imperial and Riverside County.
Clinicas is a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed Facility and was the first migrant health center established in this nation by the federal government in 1970. Clinicas has expanded from two original clinics to twelve clinics, three dental centers, and three Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Education Center and six WIC voucher distribution sites.
Clinicas is dedicated to providing excellent care, committed to contributing high level of customer service and promises to uphold services with uncompromising adherence to the highest standard of moral and ethical conduct. All clinics have bilingual and bicultural staff to assist patients.