Venice (Calif.) Family Clinic won the $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service. Prize judge Susan Manilow commended the clinic's "breadth and depth of primary healthcare and supportive services" for low-income, uninsured and minority patients in west Los Angeles County, according to a news release.
Nearly 500 physicians volunteer to treat the clinic's 22,000 patients. The annual award is sponsored by the American Hospital Association, the Baxter International Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation.
Three finalists each received $10,000: Franklin Community Health Network, Farmington, Maine; Healthy Communities Initiative, Columbus, Ind.; and Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, N.C.