Health Net Providing $256,000 Grant to Help Improve the Patient Experience in L.A. County

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Health Net Providing $256,000 Grant to Help Improve the Patient Experience in L.A. County

Grant will provide funding for a van to help Serra Community Medical Clinic patients get to and from physician appointments, as well as for building improvements


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net of California, Inc., a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYS: HNT) , is providing a $256,000 grant to Serra Community Medical Clinic that will provide funding for a wheelchair-accessible van to help its patients get to and from their physician appointments, as well as for building improvements to help improve access to medical care and the patient experience.

"Providing this grant is part of our commitment to helping improve not only patients' access to care, but their experience and satisfaction when they receive their care," said Patricia Clarey, senior vice president, chief regulatory and external relations officer, and chief compliance officer for Health Net, Inc.

"To say we're delighted is an understatement," said Ziad Kalioundji, chief operating officer for Serra Community Medical Clinic. "This grant helps improve the level of clinical care, and our community triumphs as a result of the cooperation between our two organizations."

Besides the van for transporting patients to and from the Serra Community Medical Clinic in Sun Valley (Los Angeles County), Kalioundji said the grant will be used to install automatic sliding entry doors and expand and renovate examination rooms to help improve clinical care.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid, Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Through its subsidiaries, Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.

For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net's website at www.healthnet.com.

About Serra Community Medical Clinic

Serra Community Medical Clinic was founded in 1972 to meet the community's health needs. It is one of the largest, most comprehensive multi specialty physician group practices in the San Fernando Valley, and has structured itself to meet the medical needs of their patients.

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Health Net Media Contact:
Brad Kieffer, (818) 676-6833
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Serra Community Medical Clinic Media Contact:
Ziad Kalioundji, (818) 504-4700
ziadk@serramedicalclinic.com

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