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Ed Martinez, MPH, MPA

Ed Martinez, MPH, MPA

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Ed Martinez is the Chief Executive Officer of San Ysidro Health Center. He has 37 years of healthcare management experience. Ed earned his Masters of Public Health-Hospital Administration Degree from Yale University. Ed also completed his Master’s degree in Public Administration at San Diego State University. In September 1998, Ed joined the staff of San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC) as the organization’s President/CEO.

San Ysidro Health Center is a large Federally Qualified Health Center located in South and Central San Diego County. SYHC’s patient population consists of 80,000 South County and Central Region residents. Each year, the health center generates approximately 220,000 service encounters in the areas of primary care, oral health and behavioral health services.

The health center’s patient population consists primarily of uninsured and traditionally underserved area residents. SYHC currently operates 10 primary care clinics, 1 urgent care center, 5 dental clinics and 5 WIC programs. To address the unmet health service needs of our community, SYHC is now in the process of collaborating with a number of community organizations to develop a strategic health plan for San Diego’s Central and Southeastern communities.

In response to a completive grant program associated with the federal government’s “Stimulus” funding initiative, SYHC was awarded $14.4 million in 2009 to increase health center capacity. Of this amount, $9.75 million has been allocated to building a new 3-story medical-dental clinic at 950 South Euclid. SYHC’s construction grant award was one of only 11 granted to community clinics in the State of California— and one of two awarded in the County of San Diego. SYHC looks forward to the opening of its new clinic in late 2011 and significantly expanding the scope of services provided to residents of Southeastern San Diego.

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