Fremont Bank Foundation Sponsors New Education Room at Tri-City Health Center
Fremont Bank Foundation Group Room unveiled at ribbon-cutting ceremony
FREMONT, Calif., December 10, 2012—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.”
About Tri-City Health Center
Tri-City Health Center (TCHC), located in Fremont, California, was founded in 1970 to provide family planning services for low-income, minority women. Over the years, TCHC has expanded its scope and now offers high-quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services for the entire family. TCHC is a nonprofit, federally qualified health center that serves nearly 20,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless residents living in Alameda County, California. TCHC is a fiscally responsible, independent, not-for-profit community health center and a key member of our community’s vital health safety-net.
About Fremont Bank Foundation
Fremont Bank is the primary funding source for Fremont Bank Foundation, which was established in 1995 as an independent, private grant-making foundation. Sharing with the community is at the heart of Fremont Bank Foundation, which provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of services and programs that enhance the quality of life for all people in the communities served by Fremont Bank.