Clinica Sierra Vista introduced their new CEO and opened a new clinic in north Fresno Wednesday. The Bakersfield-based clinics have historically served rural and low income communities. CEO Brian Harris says that serving those communities remains their goal.
“If you look at who's going to the medical emergency rooms in our community, it is the poor and underserved,” says Harris. “They're using that as their primary care home. So we need to open up clinics near the hospitals.”
The new clinic is across the street from St. Agnes Medical Center. Unlike the group’s existing clinics, this one has extended hours and more time devoted to walk-in appointments. Harris says he hopes to open more centers in partnership with Central Valley hospitals.