Grand Opening Ushers in New Era of Diabetes Care in Monterey County
SALINAS, CA, September 5, 2017- People living with diabetes now have a comprehensive community resource to treat and manage their disease. Today is the public opening for the Salinas Valley Medical Clinic Diabetes & Endocrine Center located in Salinas. The 10,000 square foot center expects to serve hundreds of patients on a monthly basis, including 600 follow-up patients and 260 new patients just in the month of September.
“Diabetes is the number one community health need in Monterey County,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “Fifty-seven percent of the population in Monterey County has diabetes or pre-diabetes. With the newly expanded Diabetes & Endocrine Center our Board Certified endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, diabetes educators, and nutritionists will be treating more people living with this disease.”
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System marked the grand opening of the SVMC Diabetes & Endocrine Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. State and local leaders are praising the expanded access to quality care and commitment to reversing the alarming trend of diabetes in the region. During the ceremony, Delgado accepted certificates of recognition from the office of Assemblymember Anna Caballero and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.