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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:07 pm

Kaiser gives Alliance Medical Center funds for Windsor expansion

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    WINDSOR — Kaiser Permanente on Thursday said it would give Alliance Medical Center a $60,000 grant to help the nonprofit health center’s expansion at its Windsor site.

    Alliance Medical CenterThe Windsor location, opened in 2008, is undergoing expansion in response to increased demand in heath care services for northern Sonoma County, officials said.

    “This expansion project responds to the increased need of the Windsor area population for high-quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate health care,” Alliance Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Beatrice Bostick said in a statement. “This grant from Kaiser Permanente was instrumental in helping us expand access to patients in Windsor.”

    The expansion includes six new exams rooms, an additional medical provider, and access to dental screening for the clinic’s obstetric and pediatric patients. The addition of office space will allow the medical center to bring its Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, program in house. It will also increase services for comprehensive perinatal services program case management as well as referral and benefit application from part-time to full-time.

    Alliance (707-433-5494, alliancemed.org), a federally qualified health center with locations in Windsor and Healdsburg, is the sole primary care, obstetrics-gynecology and pediatric health care provider in Windsor.

    The grant, part of Kaiser’s ongoing “community benefit” program, supports efforts to improve access to health coverage, health services and health education, according to Kaiser.

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