EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2012
Founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1971, Neighborhood Healthcare is an award-winning organization that is known for excelling at its mission. The mission has remained the same over the years: to provide quality health care and promote wellness to everyone in our communities, focusing on those most in need. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) community health organization, we serve as a safety net for the community by providing 270,600 medical, dental and behavioral health visits to 66,500 people annually. Neighborhood Healthcare began as an all-volunteer neighborhood clinic in Escondido and now has ten health centers located throughout San Diego and Riverside counties.
Neighborhood Healthcare has consistently provided high quality care when compared to national standards. Services include medical care for all ages, prenatal care, family planning, HIV testing, dental and behavioral health services, health education, and pharmacy and lab services. Behavioral health services are integrated with primary care by locating a behavioral health professional in the primary care setting, allowing for immediate behavioral health assessment and intervention for patients during their primary care visit. Our geriatricians provide specialized care for the elderly and provide medical directorships for two skilled nursing facilities in the north inland service area of San Diego County. Our Hospitalist program provides adult inpatient care for patients without health insurance or a regular physician who are admitted to Palomar Medical Center or Pomerado Hospital. In order to meet the changing health needs of the community, we have opened specialized health centers focusing on the needs of older adults, children and women.
Neighborhood Healthcare has a quality leadership team with longevity in the organization. For 25 years Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Ream, has spearheaded the expansion of the organization from a one-site health center with seven staff members, to a ten site, two-county health system with more than 450 employees. A strong leadership team including the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. James Schultz, support a committed staff of professionals dedicated to the mission of compassionate and quality care. The Board of Directors includes 13 members who have a strong commitment to Neighborhood Healthcare, and includes professionals and patients of Neighborhood Healthcare. The annual operating budget is over $37 million and significantly contributes to the economies of San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties.
Who do we help?
Neighborhood Healthcare patients have many faces. They are all ages and they may be low-income; uninsured or underinsured; Latinos, Asians, Middle-Easterners or Africans; farm workers; homeless; mentally ill; or others with traditional barriers to care. Recent immigrants from Iran, Iraq and other war torn Middle Eastern countries are some of the fastest growing minority populations coming through our doors. In El Cajon, the Iraqi population is now the largest concentration in the United States and continues to grow. There are survivors of torture and over 1,000 homeless persons living in the service area. Those who have lost their jobs due to the economic crisis are increasingly finding their way to our health centers, many of them for the first time.
Where can you find our health centers?
You can find our health centers in Escondido, Pauma Valley, El Cajon, Lakeside and Temecula. Our service area includes Escondido, San Marcos, Valley Center, Pauma Valley, Pala, El Cajon, Lakeside, Santee, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding communities. Spread across a broad stretch of land in San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties, the service area is about 80 miles north to south, and 20 miles east to west, from the Mexican border to Lake Elsinore in Riverside County. On the entire east border of the service area, there are large pockets of rural agricultural areas that are remote and house migrant workers. All our health centers are in the Border Health Designation area (up to 62 miles from the Mexican border) or in the Binational Health Designation area (just outside the 62 mile radius).
Health programs for chronic disease and wellness are essential for promoting good health.
Health programs include:
In order to be considered for an interview applicants must submit a cover letter and resume via email only. The title and location of the desired position must be included in the subject line of your email. Only applicants that meet the criteria listed in the job description will be considered for an interview. Please submit cover letter and resume to Jobs@nhcare.org