Natividad celebrates opening of D’Arrigo Family clinic
- July 31, 2012
Andy D’Arrigo, left, and John D’Arrigo look at the sign outside the Natividad Medical Center clinic for which their family donated $250,000.
from Off 68 / The Californian
SALINAS, CA – July 31, 2012 – Natividad Medical Center and the D’Arrigo family on July 23 celebrated the grand opening of D’Arrigo Family Specialty Services clinic at the hospital.
D’Arrigo Family Specialty Services is expected to provide specialized care — beyond the scope of family medicine — for more than 32,000 patient visits a year. Specialty services expansion has resulted in an increase from 18 exam rooms to 27 new exam rooms and three new procedure rooms. In addition, there is now an orthopedic cast room, and radiology services are available in the clinic. NMC, the county “safety net” hospital in Salinas, has additional physician specialists who will be working in Specialty Services, including the addition of oncology, hematology, nephrology, adult neurology, and plastic surgery and the expansion of obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology and physical medicine. Also, pediatric services provides a set of subspecialties including cardiology, orthopedics and gastroenterology, as well as the synagis clinic. The synagis clinic is the only one in Monterey County to provide Respiratory Syncytial Virus protection for babies and children with chronic lung disease or babies who were born prematurely.
D’Arrigo Family Specialty Services began with a $250,000 donation to Natividad Medical Foundation from the D’Arrigo family. John D’Arrigo, president and CEO of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of CA, said, “This gift represents our continued commitment to improving the health status of farm families in Monterey County.”
“I am so grateful to the D’Arrigo family,” said Dr. Gary Gray, chief medical officer, Natividad Medical Center. “Providing these services allow our Monterey County families to seek care locally in one location at the D’Arrigo Family Specialty Services.” According to Dr. Gray, Natividad Medical Center has added more than 60 physicians in the last two years.
Phyllis and Andy D’Arrigo walk arm in arm through a hallway in the new D’Arrigo Family Specialty Services clinic at Natividad Medical Center.