San Benito Health Foundation Providing Health Care for the Community
By Susan Santana
San Benito Health Foundation is a nonprofit, HRSA Grantee. Founded in 1975, San Benito Health has been providing for the health care needs of San Benito County area for 37 years. The center fulfills the standards established by government organizations such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, the Health resources Services Administration and the Bureau of Primary Health Care. It is administered by a community-based Board of Directors, which live within the community, in order to conserve the value of the community’s well being and contribute to its progress. San Benito Health Foundation centers provide medical, dental, Women Infant and Children (WIC Program) and other multi-disciplinary services. SBHF agreed to partner with Universal Specialty Vehicles, Inc. to build their Mobile Medical Clinic.
San Benito Health foundation’s mission statement is “ to provide quality, affordable comprehensive health services to the community of San Benito County and surrounding areas in a manner that is accountable to the community” with the help of their new mobile medical vehicle built by Universal Specialty Vehicles, Inc. they are working towards their mission statement.
USV worked hand in hand with Rosa Vivian Fernandez, president and CEO, of San Benito Health Foundation to design a vehicle which would have all the necessary equipment to bring health and dental care to the San Benito County community.
San Benito Health Foundation purchased a 38’ Mobile Medical clinic from Universal Specialty Vehicles, Inc. Production for the vehicle was only 6 months and the vehicle was completed just in time to finish off the year with providing services to the community. The clinic is built on a Ford F-Series Super Duty gasoline chassis. The clinic has a slide-out room, wheel chair lift and A& E Weather- pro awning. The driver and passenger cab-seats have Ultra-Leather upholstery. The vehicle has a tri-view backup camera and monitor installed for safety. The front exam room is equipped for medical and dental examination, which includes a Gendex DC Intraoral X-Ray and a portable dental cart which can be used in both exam rooms.
The center galley area of the unit has a lab area which is equipped with a medical grade under counter refrigerator and freezer, as well as a sink and eye wash area. The lab and exam rooms have sharps dispenser with locks for safety. In the rear exam room there is a Midmark power procedures table, as well as complete medical and dental examination capabilities. Like the front exam room it also is equipped with a Gendex Intraoral X-Ray and Welch Allyn integrated Diagnostic System.
The exterior of the vehicle is wrapped with a custom vinyl graphic which displays San Benito Family Health Foundation contact information and services. The bottom portion of the vehicle is painted and has compartments which can be used as secure storage for items during transit. USV, Inc. did a great job completing a vehicle for San Benito Health Foundation, which is going to serve the community. For questions or inquiries, please visit us at www. usv1.com or www.facebook.com/USVInc.