The Mexican Consulate in Calexico and Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District signed an agreement that will make the hospital be the fiscal agent of the Ventanilla De Salud starting this year.
In a press conference held at Pioneers Hospital, the Consulate and Pioneers Memorial signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing this working relationship which looks into reaching out to a community that needs information and education about health services.
Pioneers CEO Larry Lewis said that this was another step they are taking by working with Ventanilla De Salud who reaches out into our community to a population that can really use advice and education about healthcare and how to be more proactive about it and how to find all those resources that they need to improve their health before they get sick. Lewis thanked Pioneers staff for bring new programs such as Ventanilla De Salud that will help them reach more people in the Imperial Valley.
Consul Carlos Flores Vizcarra said he had great optimism of the future since they joined forces with one of the best possible partner in the Imperial Valley, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District.
“Ventanilla begins a relationship with Pioneers Memorial which is one of the respected and modern health institutions in Imperial County. Pioneers will be our extended arm to make accessible the information and health services that Ventanilla has offer.” Consul Vizcarra stated.
Ventanilla de Salud is a program of the Government of Mexico developed by the Department of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented through 50 Mexican consulates in the United States and local health organizations.
Ventanilla provides reliable information on health topics, counseling and referrals to health services available and accessible in local communities. This program was designed to improve the physical and mental health of Mexicans living in the United States and to increase access to primary and preventive health insurance coverage and ensure culturally sensitive services in order to reduce the use of emergency services.