Pelandale image via Valley Children's Healthcare
Written by The Business Journal Staff
A celebration took place in Modesto this morning as Valley Childrenâ€™s Healthcare officially opened the $33-million Pelandale Specialty Care Center with a ribbon cutting, program and tours of the new outpatient center.
Among the more than 300 people to come out and celebrate were Mayor Ted Brandvold, Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow, Stanislaus Community Foundation CEO Marian Kaanon and Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
â€œWhen I lived in Fresno, having my son Dallas under the exceptional care of doctors and nurses just minutes from my home was such a blessing,â€ Carr said. â€œMy wish is for all families to have that experience and Iâ€™m so happy to be here supporting Valley Childrenâ€™sâ€
Pelandale Specialty Care Center currently offers outpatient services in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, neurology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ENT), pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, pulmonology and urology. Valley Childrenâ€™s has been serving in Stanislaus County for nearly 20 years.
â€œIt is important for our families to have the convenience of the specialty care they need close to their homes,â€ said Todd Suntrapak, president and CEO of Valley Childrenâ€™s Healthcare. â€œOur goal remains to have every single family in our region be within 30 minutes or 30 miles of Valley Childrenâ€™s specialists.â€
In addition to Modesto, Valley Childrenâ€™s currently has specialty care centers in Bakersfield, Fresno, Merced and Visalia, with one under construction in Fowler to open in May. Plans are also underway to build new specialty care centers in Visalia and Merced to replace the existing outpatient centers there and an additional center in north Fresno.