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Taylor Farms Donation a Year Ago Helped Bring Expanded Healthcare to Community

One year ago this month, Taylor Farms was proud to donate $1 million to the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation capital campaign. This donation went towards the establishment of a state-of-the-art health and wellness center in Gonzales, in partnership with Dr. Christine Ponzio. The center focuses on prevention, wellness and disease management in South Monterey County communities.

In November of 2015, the newly-named Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center began providing vital individual and family medical care, including annual physicals; diabetes screening, diagnosis and management; immunizations; asthma care; laboratory services (including testing results on site); sports and school physicals; wellness programs; and patient education.

The 6,400-sqare-foot medical facility and the addition of two bilingual physicians allowed Dr. Ponzio’s practice to increase its patient care capacity from 17,000 to more than 25,000 visits a year.

Taylor Farms Family Health & Wellness Center is a hospital-based Rural Health Clinic (RHC). The purpose of the RHC program is to improve access to primary care in underserved areas with the goal of improving health and quality of life for individuals and families. RHC’s are certified to receive special Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement

Taylor Farms is excited to be involved in a project that helps provide outstanding health care to our families, our employees and our community.  We appreciate being able to collaborate with Salinas Valley Memorial to expand access and ensure that quality health care is affordable. Our support for this new facility reflects Taylor Farms’ deep commitment to the communities where we live and work.