Mayor Pougnet, Supervisor Wilson Christen Health Facility
It’s a brand new day for health care in the City of Palm Springs and nearby communities, thanks to the completion of a $9 million state-of-the-art health clinic at the corner of Sunrise and Vista Chino.
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies featured Supervisor Roy Wilson and Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet.
Pougnet acknowledged the County Economic Development Department’s efforts to move the project along despite hurdles, and Supervisor Wilson praised the “original vision and leadership” of former Desert AIDS Executive Director John Brown.
Among other dignitaries on hand for ceremonies were Riverside County Assistant CEO/Economic Development Agency Robin Zimpfer, Public Health Director Susan Harrington, Palm Springs City Councilwoman Ginnie Foat, Director of Community and Economic Development John Raymond and the Reverend Andrew Green of St. Paul Episcopal Church.
The County currently operates 10 family care clinics, and contracts with an additional three clinics. The new Palm Springs facility replaces the old, cramped existing clinic on East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
The new Palm Springs Family Care Clinic was fully operational and open to the public on Thursday, March 27.