Dr. Cheryl Ho Awarded Clinician of the Year by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

Tweet Share Santa Clara County, CA - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) has named Cheryl Ho, MD as the 2017 Clinician of the Year. This award recognizes clinicians who work tirelessly to make a difference, with a special emphasis on underserved communities. 
“We have always been impressed by Dr Ho’s commitment, dedication, and team-based approach in caring for the homeless population in Santa Clara County,” said Paul Lorenz, CEO, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. “With Dr. Ho’s outstanding work in providing primary care and preventative services, it is no wonder that she has been recognized by such a prestigious national organization.” 
In acknowledging her accomplishments, ACU recognized Dr. Ho’s years of dedicated service at Valley Homeless Healthcare Program.  This significant recognition included her clinical work with those struggling with opioid addiction and support for outreach activities in the community. The award ceremony was held during the ACU Annual Conference in Washington, DC, in July, 2017, where Dr. Ho was the praised and recognized for her dedication and compassionate care.
“It is a privilege to deliver patient-centered care to our homeless community with a highly collaborative team of healthcare professionals and community organizations,” said Cheryl Ho, M.D. “I am proud to be a member of an organization where every member of the healthcare team, from the front desk to front line clinical staff to administrators, plays a critical role in reducing healthcare disparities in our community.”
ACU is a nonprofit organization of clinicians, advocates and healthcare organizations that provide health care for the underserved. ACU members are united in a common mission to improve the health of America’s underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of clinicians serving this population. http://clinicians.org/about-us/​

About Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

For over 140 years, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) has been an integral part of the public healthcare delivery system in Santa Clara County. Then, as now, the mission has been to provide high quality care and excellent service to everyone in the community. SCVMC provides comprehensive, compassionate and innovative healthcare services each and every day – in the hospital and at one of 11 health facilities conveniently located across Santa Clara County. SCVMC is committed to quality, research, teaching, innovation, and most importantly, a positive patient experience.

About Valley Homeless Healthcare Program

Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP) provides comprehensive healthcare services to the homeless population of Santa Clara County. With a patient centered medical home environment, VHHP provides primary care services at a number of free standing clinics and medical mobile clinics. ​ ​​​ ​