Salas Honors Clinica Sierra Vista

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Clinica Sierra Vista honored as 2017 Nonprofit of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Today, during the California Nonprofits Day celebration in Sacramento, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Clinica Sierra Vista as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District.  Clinica Sierra Vista has provided health care to low-income families in the Central Valley since 1970.

“Nonprofits like Clinica Sierra Vista fill a vital healthcare need in our community,” said Assemblymember Rudy Salas. “For a generation, Clinica Sierra Vista has demonstrated a commitment to delivering quality rural health care and providing hundreds of health related jobs throughout the region.  I am proud to celebrate their hard work and contributions to the community with this special recognition.”

“Making a difference in the lives of Central Valley families through quality health care delivery has been meaningful and fulfilling work to be a part of,” said Stephen W. Schilling, CEO, Clinica Sierra Vista.  “We are deeply honored by this recognition and will continue to work tirelessly to meet the needs of the families we serve.”

“We are thrilled that Assemblymember Salas and the State Assembly have put a spotlight on nonprofits like Clinica Sierra Vista.  We congratulate them on being honored for the great work they do every day to make California a better place,” said Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits.

In 1970, Clinica Sierra Vista was formed as a small, rural health program meant to serve a targeted population.  Today, they have grown to be one of the largest, comprehensive migrant health center systems in the state, serving the primary medical, dental and behavioral health needs of a large patient population in Kern, Fresno and Inyo counties.

The Clinica Sierra Vista team, led by Chief Executive Officer Stephen W. Schilling, has initiated a number of programs to address high-risk youth, working with a multitude of communities to form Neighborhood Partnerships focused on collaborative delivery systems for children and families.  In addition, Clinica Sierra Vista operates two mobile units providing medical and dental services to the homeless and school programs.

The 2017 California Nonprofits Day Celebration brings notable nonprofit organizations and leaders from across the state to be recognized at the State Capitol.  Participants visited the Senate and Assembly Floors and were honored at a luncheon at the Sacramento Convention Center, with presentations from Sacramento Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg and Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits.