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University of San Francisco Honors San Francisco Free Clinic With Statewide Prize; One-of-a-kind Health Care Center to Receive Prestigious Service Award
Date:6/4/2013

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

The University of San Francisco (USF) announced today that it has selected the San Francisco Free Clinic to receive the 2013 University of San Francisco California Prize for Service and the Common Good. Focused on community wellness, the San Francisco Free Clinic provides free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance, while also advancing the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners. USF will honor the San Francisco Free Clinic at a dinner gala on Tuesday, Oct. 29, on its campus in the heart of San Francisco. Doctors Tricia and Richard Gibbs, founders of the clinic, will be accepting the USF California Prize during the event.

“USF is pleased to recognize Doctors Richard and Tricia Gibbs with its USF California Prize for twenty years of hard work at establishing and overseeing the development of the San Francisco Free Clinic,” said USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. “In honoring their work, the university also draws attention to this nation’s failure to provide universal health care. Richard and Tricia have selflessly devoted themselves to caring for those who otherwise would not have access to the high quality health care that the Free Clinic delivers. In doing this, they have also provided clinical placements for medical students who have subsequently made career-altering decisions to include service to the uninsured in their practice. These two doctors have created a circle of benevolence that is reverberating across the country, one physician at a time.”

The University of San Francisco California Prize recognizes significant service in pursuit of the common good of society and comes with a monetary award and handcrafted medal. The prize was created to recognize an organization or individual whose efforts benefit Californians, especially the poor and marginalized. Past recipients include the S
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