San Jose Clinic
Free Clinic is Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
New Collaboration in 2016
Operation Access (OA) Teams up with RotaCare San Jose !
RotaCare San Jose Free Medical Clinic is very pleased to have forged a new partnership with Operation Access. Operation Access (OA) is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that provides outpatient surgeries to those uninsured/underinsured patients in need of vital surgical and specialty care. OA has invited Santa Clara County free clinics to send referrals of patients in need of cataract surgery, hernia repairs, or colonoscopies. Patients eligible for these services are those whose incomes are at 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, do not have private health insurance, and are not eligible for MediCare or MediCal.
We’ve recently referred eight patients and all have been seen for one of the surgeries listed. We hope to continue to collaborate with Operation Access again in the near future.
Introduction to the Discharge Nurse Team
I would like to introduce everyone to our Dynamic Duo Discharge Team, Lead Discharge Nurse, Norma Miron-Conk, RN and Sergio Gonzalez, RN. Norma has been volunteering for almost 3 ½ years and Sergio has been volunteering almost 3 years. The discharge position was implemented at RotaCare San Jose just a month before Norma had started volunteering and she has taking this position by its horns. Norma is a retired nurse from Valley Medical Center. Once Norma retired, she wanted to continue nursing and taking care of patients and RotaCare San Jose afforded her the opportunity. Besides, volunteering in the discharge area, Norma helps in her spare time recruit office staff for the San Jose clinic. Norma sees the need in the front desk area, and has actually recruited some of our fantastic front desk clerks including her own husband Peter Miron-Conk.
Sergio Gonzalez, RN was referred by another volunteer, and like Norma has helped the discharge area tremendously. Sergio not only helps with the discharge area, but also comes in early clinic morning and distributes the tickets to patients by 7am. Sergio has been a nurse for over 30 years, and decided he needed to something with some of his spare time and RotaCare San Jose has welcomed him with open arms. The discharge team has been taking lead in: diabetic teaching, medication counseling, diabetic education class sign-up, and medication inventory.
RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits • 514 Valley Way • Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 408-379-8000 • Fax: 408-263-8191