El Centro, CA – January 31, 2016 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) announced today that Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego will manage pediatric services at the El Centro

Outpatient Clinic and the Calexico Outpatient Center beginning February 1, 2016.Rady Children’s will be responsible for providing two positions: a Clinic Manager, who will lead staff at both the El Centro and Calexico pediatric clinics in day-to-day operations, and a Pediatric Medical Director, who will oversee the pediatric physicians who provide services at both clinics.

“Recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation year after year, Rady

Children’s brings a high level of expertise in the management of pediatric services,” said

Tomas Virgen, Interim CEO of El Centro Regional Medical Center. “With Rady Children’s enduring commitment to safety and its well-deserved reputation for providing the highest quality care, we’re confident ECRMC’s pediatric patients are in the very best hands.” “Rady Children’s has been providing care to the children of the Imperial Valley since we first opened our doors in 1954, including operating a pediatric specialty clinic in El Centro from

1998 to 2005,” said Irvin A. “Buzz” Kaufman, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Rady Children’s. “We’re looking forward to once again overseeing the health care services provided to the children of the Imperial Valley.” Rady Children’s provides a wide array of health care services to children in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial Counties, including outpatient pediatric primary care and specialty care services.

The El Centro Outpatient Clinic is located at 385 W. Main Street in El Centro, and the

Calexico Outpatient Center is located at 495 Birch St. in Calexico. The clinics provide health care services to both adults and children.

Clinics Located in El Centro, Calexico



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Johanna Caballero, representing Senator Ben Hueso, presents Betty Predmore with a certificate naming her the Outstanding Citizen of the month for January 2016

Holtville resident Betty Predmore has been chosen as California State Senator Ben Hueso’s Outstanding Citizen of the Month for January 2016. Senator Hueso represents the 40th Senate District which incorporates portions of San Diego County and all of Imperial County.
Betty Predmore will be featured in Senator Hueso’s newsletter for the month of February.
Betty Predmore is Co-Director and Licensed Counselor/Small Group Facilitator of Women of Virtue Empowerment Network (WOVEN). WOVEN is a faith-based women’s organization providing small groups and individual counseling on various women’s topics including parenting, addiction, marriage, conflict resolution, grief, building confidence, and more. She enjoys working with women to help them overcome the struggles they face and live the full, rich life God has for them.
Betty serves in leadership in her home church Turning Point Life Center in Holtville, and holds positions in numerous community, school, and sports organizations. She is a member and past President of Soroptimist International of Holtville, serves on the City of Holtville Personnel Committee, and served three years as a Commissioner for the Imperial Valley Housing Authority. Betty also serves on the Executive Board of the Imperial Valley Coalition for Life, which encourages women to value the sanctity of life for their unborn children. She has previously been named Holtville Citizen of the Year and Center for Family Solutions Woman of the Year. Most recently she was recognized as a Distinguished Volunteer by the Imperial Valley Community Foundation.
Betty has published her first book “Pondering Virtue” and will be holding a book signing event at UPSPACE in El Centro on March 21, 2016.
Betty shares her life with her husband Jim, who is Mayor for the City of Holtville, and their 10 children (three of whom are adopted).


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