Friday, June 13, 2008

White Memorial Medical Center’s Cleft Palate Center Grand Opening

It was truly gratifying to be a part of the grand opening yesterday for White Memorial Medical Center’s new Cleft Palate Center. As a lifelong resident of the area, I understand firsthand the need for immediate access and affordable health care in our communities. With the opening of the Cleft Palate Center, hundreds of children and others born with a completely treatable condition will be given a chance at a healthy life. We also celebrated the hard work and effort of those that have contributed to the opening of the center. I applaud all those who have contributed, including the County of Los Angeles; the City of Los Angeles; Eva Vargas and MV Medical Management; Dionicio Morales and The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation; The Foundation Auxiliary; and the center’s newest partner, Shakey’s. Through their generous support, the center will help display its most precious sight: a child’s smile. And that smile, in all its beauty and wonder, will tell the story of the center’s success.