The focus of primary care is on prevention and health maintenance. Physicals, well child exams, immunizations, and health education are just a few of the services offered as part of the primary care dimension of the Center.
(Pictured at left, Virginia Garcia patient Ron Gensor and staff member, Perla Dominguez.)
We offer two school-based health centers at Tigard High School and Forest Grove High School that provide primary care services to school-aged children in Tigard, Forest Grove, Cornelius and Gaston.
N2K "Grow Our Own Nurses" Program
Virginia Garcia's "Grow Our Own Nurses" program enables employees of Virginia Garcia to go to nursing school and to serve as nurses at our Clinics after the completion of their degree. Here is an update from this innovative program.
First, great news! Our first two employees are now graduates. Evita Marnell, RN and Yadira Venegas, RN have both graduated and passed their national licensure exams. Please join me in congratulating them.
Second, more great news! Esther Aguirre of VG Beaverton is halfway through and will finish the program in December of this year.
Third, the next program will start in January of 2011. It will be hosted by Mt. Hood Community College. It’s not clear at this time how many slots Virginia Garcia will have in it (one or two), but sometime in the next few months an announcement will go out opening up the internal application period.
(Pictured at above right, Evita Marnell and Yadira Venegas)
Please contact Eric Oslund if you have questions or want more details at email@example.com or 503-352-8605.
A big thank you to the Miller Foundation for their generous grant, which has helped make this program possible.
Click here to read about our N2K "Grow Our Own Nurses Program".