Health Net Providing $256,000 Grant to Help Improve the Patient Experience
in L.A. County
Grant will provide funding for a van to help Serra Community Medical Clinic
patients get to and from physician appointments, as well as for building
LOS ANGELES -- February 12, 2013
Health Net of California, Inc., a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT),
is providing a $256,000 grant to Serra Community Medical Clinic that will
provide funding for a wheelchair-accessible van to help its patients get to
and from their physician appointments, as well as for building improvements to
help improve access to medical care and the patient experience.
“Providing this grant is part of our commitment to helping improve not only
patients’ access to care, but their experience and satisfaction when they
receive their care,” said Patricia Clarey, senior vice president, chief
regulatory and external relations officer, and chief compliance officer for
Health Net, Inc.
“To say we’re delighted is an understatement,” said Ziad Kalioundji, chief
operating officer for Serra Community Medical Clinic. “This grant helps
improve the level of clinical care, and our community triumphs as a result of
the cooperation between our two organizations.”
Besides the van for transporting patients to and from the Serra Community
Medical Clinic in Sun Valley (Los Angeles County), Kalioundji said the grant
will be used to install automatic sliding entry doors and expand and renovate
examination rooms to help improve clinical care.
About Health Net
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers
managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored
managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and
comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to
approximately 5.4million individuals across the country through group,
individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit
commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, Department of Defense, including
TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Through its subsidiaries, Health Net
also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance
programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed
health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and
administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net’s website at
About Serra Community Medical Clinic
Serra Community Medical Clinic was founded in 1972 to meet the community’s
health needs. It is one of the largest, most comprehensive multi specialty
physician group practices in the San Fernando Valley, and has structured
itself to meet the medical needs of their patients.
Health Net Media Contact:
Brad Kieffer, (818) 676-6833
Serra Community Medical Clinic Media Contact:
Ziad Kalioundji, (818) 504-4700
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