Letters of Support:
“The Valley deserves access to higher education, jobs, and quality health care. Having a medical school here in the Valley is the absolute best opportunity for students in small towns and rural areas to become physicians and serve our people. This is a game changer for Hispanic/Latino students and the entire Valley!”
– Prominent business and civic leader, Fred Ruiz, chairman emeritus and co-founder of Dinuba-based Ruiz Foods, previously served on the University of California Board of Regents.
“Adventist Health recognizes the need for more physicians as we seek to care for the medical needs of the many people living in the valley. We are supportive of CHSU’s plans to expand access to physicians who have a desire to serve in rural communities through the establishment of a medical school. We look forward to opportunities to work with CHSU toward our common goal of providing excellent health care to those we serve,”
– Wayne Ferch, President/CEO, Corporate Senior Vice President, Central Valley Region, Adventist Health.
“The City of Clovis works hard to maintain a community where its residents can thrive and have an exceptional quality of life. Post-graduate education is a critical part of this effort and California Health Sciences University’s planned medical school will be an incredible asset for the community to build on. The school will provide critical high-value jobs and medical services for our region reinforcing Clovis as a great place for families to live and work.”
– Nathan Magsig, Mayor of Clovis and Supervisor-Elect for County of Fresno Board of Supervisors.
“The new medical school will be distinguished by its local recruitment mission. The existing UCSF-Fresno residency program supplies many excellent physicians to the Valley. But still, our region is medically underserved, especially in primary care. CHSU will play a special, much-needed role by specifically recruiting local students and giving them a close-to-home avenue to enter the medical profession.”
– Tim Joslin, CEO at Community Medical Centers.