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La Maestra Community Health Centers Expands Telemedicine Program
Date:10/17/2008

gh extended clinical reach and the sharing of resources, which in turn offers the members of our community health care options they might not otherwise have access to."

Elva Lima, Verizon's vice president of strategic programs, said, "Broadband technology is revolutionizing the way we live, and nowhere is its potential greater than in the field of health care. Verizon is building the communications networks that are making this revolution possible, and, at the same time, we are investing in farsighted projects such as La Maestra's, which are leading the way in using technology to benefit everyone in our community."

About La Maestra

Since 1990, La Maestra has been providing quality healthcare and community services to more than 68,000 ethnically diverse clients in San Diego. La Maestra, the largest employer in City Heights, San Diego's most culturally diverse neighborhood, has a staff of more than 147 doctors, dentists, mental-health providers, nurses, counselors, social workers and staff who speak 19 different languages and dialects. Clients of La Maestra can receive a full range of primary medical services for all ages. Additionally clients can receive dental, behavioral health, vision and geriatric care. Social services including job placement, eligibility, outreach, transportation, translation, housing assistance, health education and a food pantry are also available. La Maestra currently provides services through an assortment of 14 converted residential buildings on a single city block in City Heights. La Maestra also has clinics in National City, El Cajon and a school based medical and dental clinic at Hoover High School. For more information, please visit http://www.lamaestra.org.

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