Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Honored with Assembly Resolution 2535

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 14, 2017 / comments

Placerville, CA – The Shingle Stprings Health & Wellness Center was presented with the highest honor bestowed by the California State Assembly.  Former Assemblywoman Beth Gaines presented a copy of Assembly Resolution 2535 dated Nov. 30, 2016, to Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Chairman Nicholas Fonseca and the Tribal Council.  This prestigious honor is, “In recognition of the positive impact it has made in the lives of countless families and individuals throughout El Dorado County and the surrounding area.”  Chairman Fonseca presented Gaines with a traditional Tribal necklace for her years of service to the community.

The Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to thousands in El Dorado County and the surrounding areas.  The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians’ mission is to provide excellent, high-quality care to the area’s underserved and treats Native and non-Native patients.

In 2016, 85 percent of the Center’s patients were indigent or on Medi-Cal.  The Center is one of only two healthcare clinics in the county to accept Medi-Cal and is the main provider for Denti-Cal patients in the county.  The Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center is also a key provider for desperately needed mental health service. 

The Tribe’s commitment to service extends to training the medical community.  As a teaching center, the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center plays a distinct and vital role in delivering patient care.