For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement
W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101
Touro University Partners with Solano County on Integrated Healthcare Clinics and Academic Community Healthcare
(Vallejo, CA – January 13, 2012) – A new partnership between Solano County and Touro University California (TUC) is expected to give Touro patients an opportunity to receive care at various County clinics and give thousands of Health and Social Services (H&SS) patients’ access to academic community healthcare.
This collaborative effort between public and private entities has created a significant partnership that will increase the access of Touro’s patients currently served at the University’s Glen Cove Clinic to integrated healthcare services provided by the County. Simultaneously, this collaboration will increase the access of H&SS patients to high-quality, cost-effective care by placing specialized Touro medical staff into county clinics. The joint venture will enhance community access to necessary services, while improving the health status of the communities served.
Touro University, which offers quality educational programs in the fields of health care and education, will provide patient care physicians who are board certified in their specialty. In addition, TUC medical students and TUC students in other healthcare fields will receive clinical training at the County’s clinics.
TUC physicians are expected to offer these services at various clinics beginning in February 2012. The University’s Glen Cove Clinic in Vallejo will merge its community healthcare services with the County’s clinic in Vallejo.
“Touro University is excited about this partnership and together with Solano County, looks toward the future of health care,” said Dr. Abraham Pera, Senior Associate Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University.
About the Touro College and University System:
Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.
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