Grossmont Healthcare District supporting La Maestra Community Health Centers

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports
various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East
County, recently hosted a check-presentation ceremony with La Maestra
Community Health Centers. Joining GHD board members from La Maestra were Zara
Marselian, CEO, and Marty Stroud, director dental operations. The ceremony
celebrated GHD’s ongoing support of La Maestra, including a $34,876 grant
awarded during GHD’s current fiscal year.

GHD’s grant is assisting with expanding the access to dental services at
La Maestra’s Lemon Grove Health Center, 7967 Broadway, Lemon Grove. La
Maestra officials said the grant helped pay for new dental chairs and high-speed
dental hand-pieces powered by compressed air or an electric motor that are
commonly used for cleaning, polishing, grinding and drilling. The new
equipment has successful expanded preventative oral health care and treatment
services, as well as preventing oral disease, benefiting more than 2,600
underserved and low-income East County residents.

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, La Maestra Community Health Centers,
a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center, operates health
centers in El Cajon, Lemon Grove, National City and City Heights, as well as
a mobile clinic. Through its award-winning “Circle of Care” model, La
Maestra serves more than 40,000 people annually with medical, dental,
optometry, mental health and imaging services, as well as legal advocacy, economic
empowerment and social services. Its mission is to provide quality health
care and education and improve the overall wellbeing of the family; bringing
under-served and ethnically-diverse communities into the mainstream
through a caring, effective, culturally and linguistically competent manner,
respecting the dignity of all patients.