The new San Diego Family Care clinic in Linda Vista. Photo by Chris Jennewein
The new San Diego Family Care clinic in Linda Vista. Photo by Chris Jennewein

A San Diego-based nonprofit that operates the largest primary-care delivery system in the United States re-branded itself Tuesday as Health Center Partners of Southern California.

The nearly 40-year-old organization, known as the Council of Community Clinics, serves 768,000 low-income and uninsured Californians at 114 locations throughout San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. An estimated one in six San Diegans use the system.

“Our new name more accurately reflects our commitment to serving our members–championing the needs of the safety net population,” said Henry Tuttle, CEO of the organization.

Henry Tuttle

“We will make a difference by facilitating the transition of primary care from volume to value,” he said. “Everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare.”

Tuttle said his goal is to increasingly focus on how successful and lasting treatments are, not on just the numbers of patients served.

The new name was unveiled at a ceremony at the system’s latest facility, which will open in six weeks in Linda Vista.

The organization also introduced a new subsidiary, Integrated Health Partners. The new unit will seek to advance standards of care among the member clinics by leveraging data on hundreds of thousands of patients.

“By compiling and analyzing key performance indicators from across the region, we’re able to better understand the the communities we serve,” said Sabra Matovsky, executive vice president of the new subsidiary. adding that the information will help “solve the most challenging healthcare delivery problems.”

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.