The Republican Women Federated group of Lake County had their weekly meeting outside at the Green View Restaurant in Hidden Valley lake on Wednesday. The guest speaker for the event was David Santos who is the president of Adventist Health Clear Lake (AHCL) and has held that position since 2014.
Mr. Santos gave an inspiring talk regarding the new philosophy of and progress of AHCL, which is to offer the most comprehensive primary care services focusing on prevention, wellness, and lifestyle medicine. Going beyond primary care, Mr. Santos explained, AHCl will include expanding the Live Well Institute, establishing partnerships with mental health and addiction recovery services, and enhancing relationships with several other community organizations.
Mr. Santos explained that the innovative Live Well Program includes a partnership with Konocti Wellness Center which is a collaborative effort between AHCL and the Konocti Unified School District and includes a clinic located on the campus of Lower Lake High School. AHCL has also opened Restoration House and will soon be opening Hope Center. Both facilities are dedicated to helping Lake County’s most vulnerable residents.
AHCL has in the last six years raised its ratings nationally in many categories of health care, indicating that the current philosophy of total health care, although innovative, is providing positive results.
AHCL, according to Mr. Santos will be opening more clinics in Lake County, and his overall health care vision is to not only improve health care per se but by doing so raise the living standard of Lake County residents in general.