At Saban Community Clinic, free showers can get homeless people in to see the doctor

Not many health clinics offer showers, but Saban Community Clinic has been doing it for about three decades. The clinic serves an urgent need, given L.A. County’s growing homeless population, which is up almost 50 percent in the past six years to roughly 53,000, though it dipped slightly this year, according to the annual homeless count.

About two dozen people line up at the Saban clinic each weekday morning, waiting for the showers. They come with backpacks, shopping carts and folded-up tents.

Saban’s free showers are a gateway to other services it offers homeless people, who sometimes resist seeking medical care, said Adam Friedman, the clinic’s chief marketing officer. About a third of the people who take showers at Saban also see doctors there. Some of the patients have untreated mental illnesses and chronic diseases. Others have injuries from living on the street.

Read the full article: At L.A. Clinic, Free Showers Can Get Homeless People in to See the Doctor (KQED)

Gregory Andrews says that aside from finding something healthy to eat, a shower is the next most important thing. “It keeps your self-esteem up,” he says. (Anna Gorman/KHN)

 

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |

OWC adds two healthcare leaders to client portfolio

OWC has been retained by two healthcare clients to its growing roster. CURE Pharmaceutical (OTC: CURR) is an innovative drug delivery company, and Saban Community Clinic is a federally-qualified health center providing low-cost, integrated health care to the Los Angeles community.

“Healthcare is one of the fastest growing markets in the country, and we are fortunate to work with two innovators,” said Tracy Williams, OWC founder and CEO. “CURE Pharmaceutical and Saban Community Clinic are two organizations that are changing patient’s lives and improving the delivery healthcare to those in need.”

Read the full announcement: Olmstead Williams Communications Adds Two Healthcare Leaders to Client Portfolio (iReach)

IdeaMensch features Milk and Eggs’ Kenneth Wu

Kenneth Wu is a serial entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience in founding and growing startups into successful business ventures. He’s the founder and chief executive officer of Milk and Eggs where he oversees the company’s vision and growth strategies. IdeaMensch recently sat down with Wu to discuss Milk and Eggs’ beginnings, his inspirations and where this venture is headed. One thing Wu does over and over that he recommends everyone else do?

“Two things actually: 1. Don’t waste time and 2. Be proactive. An ounce of proactiveness is worth a pound of reactiveness.”

Read the full article: Kenneth Wu – CEO of Milk and Eggs (IdeaMensch)

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cloudbreak Health has been chosen to join the elite StartUp Health Academy for Health Transformers

Cloudbreak Health, a leader in telemedicine solutions, has been chosen to join the elite StartUp Health Academy for Health Transformers and digital health entrepreneurs. StartUp Health’s platform is focused on coaching and supporting entrepreneurs to foster digital innovation to transform health on a global scale.

“Simplifying and humanizing healthcare is at our core and we are proud to be selected by StartUp Health to join a community working towards these shared goals,” said Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “Partnering with StartUp Health allows us to benefit from their experience in helping companies like ours scale effectively while being able to collaborate with other StartUp Health portfolio companies via our marketplace of healthcare solutions, as well as our application-programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK).”

Read the full release: Unified Telemedicine Solutions Innovator Cloudbreak Health Joins StartUp Health’s Global Army of Health Transformers (Business Wire) 

September 21st, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |