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1929 - Saugus train robber Thomas Vernon apprehended in Pawnee, Okla. [story]
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| Monday, Apr 24, 2017
Philip Solomon, CEO of Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc and Wendi Lancey, President of the Rotary Clubs of Santa Clarita

The Rotary Club of Santa Clarita and The Newhall Rotary Foundation graciously donated $2,700 to assist with the cost of re-flooring the Val Verde Samuel Dixon Family Health Center. The new flooring, to go along with the recently painted interior and exterior of the building, has made a world of difference and gives the health center, which opened its doors in 1980, a more modern look.

Val Verde’s Health Center Supervisor, Nora Rodriguez, shared: “We have experienced an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our staff and patients alike. Many have commented that the health center was in need of the change, and looks completely refinished!”

It has been over eight years since the last remodel and with the support of the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita and the Newhall Rotary Club Foundation, the final touches were completed.

On April 12, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center CEO, Philip Solomon, was able to share with the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita and the Newhall Rotary Club Foundation the impact their donation has had on the staff and the patients served at the Val Verde Health Center. For years the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita has lent their support to Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers whether it was through the donation, fundraising, or volunteering for various projects. There are Rotarians today who knew Reverend Samuel Dixon and shared in his vision to provide healthcare to underserved communities.

About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.

SDFHC was established in 1980 and named for long-time Val Verde resident and minister, the late Reverend Samuel Dixon. As the only non-profit health center founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley, SDFHC serves the greater Santa Clarita Valley and is governed by a local board of directors, all of whom are Santa Clarita residents. The mission of SDFHC is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary health care services, which include dental services and mental health counseling, to un-served and underserved residents, with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. SDFHC accepts a variety of health plans and participates in a variety of programs that include Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, CHDP, EWC, FamPACT and My Health LA. A sliding fee scale is offered, keeping health care affordable for all. SDFHC is supported by countless individuals as well as corporate sponsors who help make affordable health care possible. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. Health services are available at the Val Verde Health Center (661-257-4008), the Canyon Country Health Center (661-424-1220), and the Newhall Health Center (661-291-1777). www.sdfhc.org. Photos by Lori Murphy Pacific Printing.

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  1. KELLY GREENE says:

    ROTARY IN ACTION, Hooray for Rotary Club of Santa Clarita and the Newhall Rotary Club Foundation!

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