The Fresno State School of Nursing, along with Spirit of Woman, Inc, unveiled their new Spirit of Health onsite clinic at the facility on Thursday, November 13th. Spirit of Woman is a nonprofit facility that provides substance-abuse treatment programs for women who are pregnant or parenting. They currently serve 40-55 women and 25 children daily.
This collaborative project was spearheaded by Dr. Kathi Rindahl, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. Rindahl said providing onsite services will give the women and children at Spirit of Women a safe place where they can receive free and confidential health services, without having to venture to an offsite doctor’s office, in which case, they may not receive the proper care they are seeking. On the first day, 12 clients received service at the clinic.
This clinic, made possible through a grant by the Song-Brown Program, will allow 50 nursing student per semester to get hands on experience working with patients. We can’t wait to see all the awesome experience that students will acquire through the clinic! Congratulations to the School of Nursing and the Central California Center for Excellence in Nursing on this wonderful new clinic that will undoubtedly bring much needed medical care to the underserved.
We told you all about the the collaborative effort between Fresno State and Spirit of Woman in Wednesday’s blog, which you can read HERE! View photos of the event below.