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National University Virtual Clinic Opens its First Location in Watts

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters and Dean McNeal (center) and other local leaders cut the ribbon.
“This is such an exciting day for us,” said Dr. Gloria McNeal, Dean of National University’s (NU) School of Health and Human Services (SHHS) last month at the grand opening of the National University Nurse-Managed Clinic.  The clinic will be community based in the Los Angeles area and is the result of a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to the SHHS.  The effort is based out of NU’s LA campus and is connected through telehealth technologies to five community sites in the area.  The public launch event was held at one of the sites, the Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.
NU faculty, staff, and administrators were on hand to tour the site along with local, state, and federal leaders.  The grant allows funding for nurse practitioners from NU and other healthcare organizations to meet and treat patients in the community where they live.  You can view a video of the launch event highlighted by opening remarks by NU Provost Gangaram Singh here.

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