Hospitals in Action

Bringing Care to One Rural Community

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In the Central Valley town of Mendota, almost half of the population lives below the poverty line and, until recently, had limited access to health care. Seeing their need, Madera Community Hospital stepped in to build a medical clinic, and now families there — many of them farmworkers — no longer have to arrange for transportation to travel a long distance or take hours away from their work just to get the care they need.