MIAMI — Jackson Health System has resumed operation of the Dr. Rafael A. Peñalver Clinic. The clinic’s board of directors asked Jackson to return after experimenting with a private operator. The return of Jackson’s medical staff was approved via a tri-party agreement that includes Jackson and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County.
The Peñalver Clinic, 971 N.W. Second St. in Little Havana, provides comprehensive primary care services such as adult medicine and pediatrics. A keystone of neighborhood health for 17 years, the clinic will begin offering obstetrics gynecology services in the fall of 2013. The clinic also facilitates referrals to Jackson Memorial Hospital for specialized services.
Jackson assumes financial, administrative and operational responsibility for the provision of primary care services to the underserved population at the clinic.
“Primary care is at the heart of Jackson’s community mission, and we are proud to begin a new chapter at Dr. Rafael A. Peñalver Clinic,” said Carlos A. Migoya, president & CEO of Jackson Health System.
“We have high expectations for the future of the clinic’s patient care, customer service and management operations.” “The Department welcomes back Jackson Health System as the primary care provider at the Dr. Rafael A. Peñalver Clinic,” stated Lillian Rivera, Florida Department of Health administrator in Miami-Dade County. “Jackson has steadfastly served the underserved and uninsured in Miami-Dade County and has been a valuable partner in delivering excellent health care to the people in Miami-Dade County.”
Jackson’s primary care clinics offer a wide variety of services, including preventive medicine, general adult health care, laboratory, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, well-baby care/adolescent care, social services, health and community education and pharmacy.
*Pictured above is Carlos A. Migoya.