dr. peter gutierrez_dr. linda washington-brow_web.jpgThe Broward Outreach Center in Pompano, a division of the Miami Rescue Mission, recently held the grand opening of its Pompano Outreach Health Clinic.

The clinic, at 1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, is a satellite of the Miami Health Clinic located on the Miami Rescue Mission campus. The clinic is available to formerly homeless residents by volunteer doctors, nurses, physician assistants and lab technicians.
During the ceremony, the organization recognized a number of people who helped make the clinic possible. They included Maryellen Antonetti, Dr. Alina Valdes, Dr. Marie Etienne, Dr. Linda Washington-Brown, Nicolas Massimini, Rick Langnas, Jose Villacis, Jennifer Serra, Amir Serri and Annette Gibson.

Partnerships with community organizations and schools such as Broward College, Nova Southeastern University, Ross University, and American University of Antigua also helped make it a reality.

Dr. Armando Ferrer, president of Miami Dade College’s Medical Center Campus in downtown Miami, gave the featured address.

The  Rev. Ronald Brummitt, president of the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers; James Whitworth, director of Broward Outreach Centers; MaryAnn Diamond, director of social services at Broward Outreach Centers; and Dr. Pete Gutierrez, director of the Mission’s Health Clinic, were among speakers at the opening ceremony.

Gutierrez said the new clinic will provide medical service to the homeless and needy population at the Broward Outreach Center Pompano.

“This all began because of the partnership with the Miami Dade Medical Center Campus to help open the Miami Health Clinic in May of 2009,” he said.

For more information on the clinic, call 954-935-3022. The hours of operation are still being worked out.