Signal Hill, CA – On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, The American University of Health Sciences, one of the best accredited nursing schools for diversity in California, hosted a donation event on its main campus to the Lestonnac Free Clinic, in appreciation of the clinic’s work and contribution.
The event, starting at 1 p.m., is hosted at AUHS’s main campus located in Signal Hill, CA. AUHS Founders, Pastor Gregory Johnson and Ms. Kim Dang donated $5,000 to support the Lestonnac Free Clinic’s services. Representing the Lestonnac Free Clinic will be its executive director, Edward Gerber, and the clinic’s administrative assistant, Andrea Rodriguez.
“As a health sciences institution, we understand the importance of having a free clinic to provide adequate health care support to low-income and uninsured communities,” said Kim Dang, co-founder of AUHS. “Through this donation, we hope to help Lestonnac Free Clinic continue their wonderful healthcare services for the community that we both serve here in Southern California.”
Pharmacy students and faculty at the AUHS School of Pharmacy have been volunteering at the clinic’s Garden Grove satellite since 2019, according to the school’s Dean, Dr. Arjun Dutta. The clinic provides pharmacy services to patients under the supervision of volunteer physicians and pharmacists.
As part of the event, Lestonnac Free Clinic will also bring its new mobile clinic to help aid AUHS’s teaching efforts. This mobile clinic provides telemedicine, pharmacy, and nursing services to outlying communities of Southern California. After the grant presentation and demonstration of the mobile clinic, lunch is provided to the participants by the university.
AUHS is a Christian-based, minority-serving university that educates students for careers in healthcare professions. AUHS emphasizes the values of faith in God, the love of humankind, and the belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit.
The university celebrates diversity and reaches out to groups currently underrepresented in healthcare and research. AUHS provides undergraduate and graduate curricula, hands-on practical training, and the supportive environment required to create competent and compassionate healthcare professionals. Students graduate with self-efficacy and confidence in their ability to provide superior healthcare and leadership for the rest of their lives. Succeed with an AUHS BSN, MSN or PharmD!