July 7, 2022
Media Contact: Dan Kramer, PublicRelations@borregohealth.org - (949) 415-8721
Media Contact: Dana Varga, Dana.Varga@nhcare.org - (858) 204-1356
BORREGO SPRINGS, CA (July 7, 2022) – Borrego Community Health Foundation (Borrego Health) and Neighborhood Healthcare have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to transfer Arlanza Family Health Center, Eastside Health Center A and Eastside Health Center B with an expected effective date of September 1, 2022.
“The Borrego Health Executive Team and Board of Trustees have continued evaluating opportunities to address our financial challenges while also remaining true to our mission of improving the health of the populations in our service area,” said Edgar Bulloch, M.D., CEO of Borrego Health. “This collaboration advances both of those goals by ensuring our team members at each of the affected clinics have the option to transition their employment to Neighborhood Healthcare once the agreement is finalized, and the communities who count on those clinics for care will continue to have access to the same scope of services offered by a respected Federally Qualified Health Center.”
Neighborhood Healthcare is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing a wide range of medical, dental, and behavioral health services, along with programs and resources designed to improve the health and happiness of the communities they serve.
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to improve the health and happiness of communities supported by Arlanza Family Health Center and the Eastside clinics, as well as the team members at those facilities,” said Rakesh Patel, M.D., CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare. “We have tremendous respect for how Borrego Health has delivered care in these communities and we’re looking forward to the prospect of building on that legacy.”
With the non-binding LOI in place, the organizations will engage in mutual due diligence to determine the details of the definitive agreement. After a definitive agreement is signed and pending standard regulatory review and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the agreement is expected to be finalized by September 1, 2022.
About Borrego Health
Borrego Health provides high-quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary health care to the people in our communities, regardless of their ability to pay. We serve these communities and adjoining regions with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and safety net for essential health care and social services. Borrego Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed (FTCA) facility.
About Neighborhood Healthcare
Neighborhood Healthcareprovides quality, compassionate, whole-person care to everyone, regardless of their circumstance, throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties. We go above and beyond in serving those in need with high integrity, professionalism, and in the spirit of collaboration, just as we did when founded more than 50 years ago. In doing so, we dedicate ourselves to improving community health so everyone can live happy and healthy lives.