Colorado Springs, CO, Friday, August 10, 2012 – At its regularly scheduled Thursday meeting, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners declared August 5 to 11 as Peak Vista Community Health Centers Week.
At the Thursday BoCC meeting, Pamela McManus of Peak Vista Community Health Centers gave a short presentation listing the positive impact the organization has on the area. She said Peak Vista sees more than 60,000 patients a years and has more than 240,000 total visits at its 20 facilities. One in every 10 residents uses Peak Vista as their medical home.
“Peak Vista’s mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to people facing access barriers,” McManus said. “Ninety-six percent of our patients are at or below 200 percent of the poverty line.”
Board Vice Chair, and Commissioner Liaison to Peak Vista, Sallie Clark read the resolution into the record stating, “Peak Vista Community Health Centers reduce overall health care costs by providing primary and preventive health care services that reduce emergency room visits, result in fewer hospital admissions and shorts stays, and reduce occurrences of low birth-weight prematurity, infant mortality, and child abuse and neglect.”
For more information on Peak Vista Community Health Centers visit www.peakvista.org.
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239