Polo Championships Raise $10,000 for NOAH Clinics

Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation and the Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) clinics, an affiliate of Scottsdale Healthcare, received $10,000 to help support health services in low-income neighborhoods as official charities of the Second Annual Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower.


Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH centers provide a medical home for patients in need so they can receive coordinated care. They also serve to improve public health, reduce the burden of non-urgent care services in hospital emergency rooms and provide needed services such as free immunizations for uninsured children, according to Wendy Armendariz, chief operations officer, Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health.


Members of the Work to Ride polo team visited the NOAH clinic at Palomino Elementary School in northeast Phoenix to learn more about how NOAH helps the community.


"This program provides tools and facilities to help out the families in need for the health care and dental and mental and physical care, which probably won't be there for them without the help of Scottsdale Healthcare," said Work to Ride’s Brandon Rease.


NOAH has provided health services to more than 30,000 individuals in low-income communities of the Northeast Valley. Starting in 1996 with a single nurse practitioner traveling between schools in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley school districts, Scottsdale Healthcare’s NOAH program added a mobile clinic in 2001 and now operates several onsite health centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix.


To learn more about Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) visit noahhelps.org.


At top: Jim Burke, M.D., Scottsdale Healthcare senior vice president of medical affairs; Wendy Armendariz, NOAH chief operations officer and chief financial officer; and polo player Nic Roldan with NOAH patients


Submitted by Keith Jones, Scottsdale Healthcare 


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