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Samuel Dixon Centers Install Gloria Mercado-Fortine As New Chairwoman

Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, the family health provider that serves uninsured and underinsured in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding area, recently installed Gloria Mercado-Fortine as the new chairwoman of their Board of Directors.


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Samuel Dixon Board of DirectorsMayor Bob Kellar conducted the installation at the Samuel Dixon annual meeting on Monday.

Previous board chairman, Edward Bolden will continue on the board as vice chairman of fundraising. Mike Fisher will assist as vice chairman.

Scott Wilk with Edward BoldenAlso on the board, Amanda Calderon remains the secretary and P.K. Reibsamen continues on as treasurer.  

During the meeting, Edward Bolden was given special recognition for his seven years as chairman of the organization. Samuel Dixon staff presented Bolden with awards for his service.

Kellar took time to thank Bolden and present him with a Commendation from the City of Santa Clarita. Assemblyman Scott Wilk presented Bolden with a Resolution, which was read on the floor of the state Assembly on July 1.

About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.

SDFHC was established in 1980 and named for long-time Val Verde resident and minister, the late Reverend Samuel Dixon. As the only non-profit health center founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley, SDFHC serves the greater Santa Clarita Valley and is governed by a local board of directors, all of whom are Santa Clarita residents. The mission of SDFHC is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary health care services to un-served and underserved residents, with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured.

Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered, keeping health care affordable for all. SDFHC is supported by countless individuals as well as corporate sponsors who help make affordable health care possible. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. Health services are available at the Val Verde Health Center (661-257-4008), the Canyon Country Health Center (661-424-1220), and the Newhall Health Center (661-291-1777).


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Samuel Dixon Centers Install Gloria Mercado-Fortine As New Chairwoman


Article: Samuel Dixon Centers Install Gloria Mercado-Fortine As New Chairwoman
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Newsroom