Some once financially troubled community clinics on the South Coast say they’re now back on track.
Officials with the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics say they’ve trimmed $1.2 million dollars from their annual budget, and have taken a number of steps to increase revenue.
The three medical clinics, and one dental clinic say they’ve also seen a boost in patients, with the highest ever for a one month period.
And, Trula Breuinger, who was interim CEO for the clinics, and was just made the organization’s permanent CEO.
Topping off the good news is that thanks to a federal grant, the clinics will be able to open a new, 11,000 square foot facility in Goleta, with plans to have it in operation by March.