Anaheim, Calif., Jun. 11, 2012 – West Anaheim Medical Center is proud
to announce today that more than 30 uninsured patients received free surgeries,
following the annual Anaheim Health Fair that 1,100 people attended earlier
The 34 surgeries, performed on patients that were pre-qualified at the
Health Fair, were completed during a span of 2 days in a total of 16 hours.
West Anaheim Medical Center's four OR rooms were used for surgeries
that included: general, hernia repair, gynecological, cataracts and a
variety of other eye surgeries. Patients were then provided post-op care
free of charge from Lestonnac Free Clinic.
"West Anaheim Medical Center is proud to have partnered with Lestonnac
Free Clinic, Dr. Nitin Shah and his team of doctors to provide important
care for those most in need," said Virg Narbutas, CEO of West Anaheim
Medical Center. "Our employees and volunteers should be recognized
for helping uninsured patients receive treatment."
The patients were selected from a group of hundreds during the health fair
that occurred two weeks ago. In conjunction with Anekant Community Center
and the City of Anaheim, the health fair, held at West Anaheim Medical
Center, was designed to serve low-income families and the uninsured with
medical exams that included: physical exams, heart checks (EKG), cholesterol
checks, diabetes and anemia tests, bone strength measurements, women's
services, eye exams, dental consultations, chiropractic and acupuncture
services, and consultations with medical and surgical specialists.
A team of nearly 50 people volunteered their time to work this weekend
during the free surgeries. The volunteers consisted of over 20 community
members, a number of physicians from all over Southern California, and
a multitude of man power from West Anaheim Medical Center employees.
All surgeries that were given over the weekend were completed at a 100
percent success rate. The annual Anaheim Health Fair crossed the benchmark
with having the most patients in its six-year history and for the first
time administering free surgeries.
WestAnaheim Medical Center
West Anaheim Medical Center, recognized as a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation,
is a medium size community hospital with a mission to provide comprehensive,
quality healthcare in a compassionate, convenient and cost-effective manner.
It was recently honored as a Top Performer in the nation (Top 14%) on
Key Quality Measures by Joint Commission, a Medicare accreditation agency.
The hospital has provided services to Anaheim and surrounding communities
for over 45 years. The medical center is owned and operated by Prime Healthcare
Services, a hospital management company based in Ontario, California.
For more information, please visit www.westanaheimmedctr.com and www.primehealthcare.com.