April 25, 2018 - SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D – Merced) on Tuesday announced that his bill to fund the creation of a San Joaquin Valley medical school passed its first committee vote with unanimous, bipartisan support.
Gray also praised the University of California for the release of a complementary report which highlights the health care shortages that exist in the San Joaquin Valley and suggests a path towards the establishment of more robust medical infrastructure in the Valley, including the establishment of a fully independent medical school at UC Merced. The report was funded by a budget item Gray secured in 2015.
“Today marks a renewed effort to undertake the construction of major new medical infrastructure projects in the Valley,” said Gray. “The UC’s report highlights the compelling access to care failures that families in the Valley know all too well. We simply are not providing adequate health care for one of the fastest growing, poorest, and least healthy regions of the state.”
Source: Assemblymember Adam C. Gray