Desert Valley Medical Group recently hosted a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new Senior Wellness Center in Apple Valley. The center is located just outside of the Jess Ranch community at 19181 Town Center Drive. Over 100 members of the business community attended including local dignitaries as well as City and State Officials who presented resolutions for the opening. Renowned High Desert philanthropist Dr. Prem Reddy, Chairman of the Board of Desert Valley Hospital and Prime Healthcare Services was also in attendance.
Guests enjoyed a Farmer’s Market themed presentation complete with fresh fruits and vegetable, and displays that promoted the healthy living goals of the new Center. Many services are offered including free health screenings, wellness workshops, health education, and social activities.
The Wellness Center has a large meeting area, 2 exam rooms, a physician’s office, and conference room or consultation room. It is staffed by volunteers from the Hospital Auxiliary. Designed with Seniors in mind, the location next to several senior communities, make it a natural gathering place for health and wellness events and resource information.
Margaret Peterson, CEO for Desert Valley Medical Group, said, “We offer health screenings, blood sugar testing, blood pressure checks, and flu shots. The focus is health promotion and illness prevention. Our role is to help patients manage their health better.”
The Center is available to everyone in the community and is open weekdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Prime Healthcare Services (PHS) operates Desert Valley Hospital, a member of its highly acclaimed,14-hospital, statewide healthcare network. The rapidly expanding organization focuses on meeting the needs of each community it serves and the High Desert community of the Inland Empire has a large senior population that is underserved. The new Senior Wellness Center will go a long way to meeting many of those needs and is another example of PHS’s commitment to providing comprehensive care to each of its communities.