Opinion: PRMC: Committed to women's health
Last updated 5/21/2022 at 11:42am
Editor’s note: Plains Regional Medical Center was invited by The News to review and respond to Vince DiFranco’s guest column for same-day publication.
Plains Regional Medical Center has served the Clovis community as part of Presbyterian Healthcare Services for 47 years. In that time, our hospital team has worked in close partnership with Women’s Medical Center and other local women’s health care providers to deliver many babies and care for many women in our community.
We are committed to continuing that tradition of care for many years to come.
After partnering with Women’s Medical Center for many years, we were saddened to learn of their decision to close the clinic. We are, and always will be, deeply grateful for the years of service Women’s Medical Center has provided our community.
In light of the community’s ongoing need for women’s health care services resulting from this closure, PRMC has decided to meet this vital need and ensure long-term stability for women’s health care by starting our own program.
Starting June 11, we anticipate seeing hospital patients and helping with deliveries and plan to begin seeing clinic patients on June 13. We are working closely with Women’s Medical Center to ensure a seamless transition for patients so that they do not have to leave our community to receive care.
Women’s Medical Center has continued to be a great partner throughout this transition.
We are working hard to continue to recruit and add to our women’s care team as quickly as possible. This team will be dedicated to serving the health needs of women of all ages in the Clovis area, from the first well-woman visit to pregnancy and beyond.
Services will include annual well-woman exams, prenatal, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care, treatment of female hormone disorders, cancers of the reproductive tract and many other conditions. We are honored to serve these needs in our community.
Thank you for your trust and for allowing us to care for you.
Jorge Cruz is chief executive at Plains Regional Medical Center. Contact him: