NH Health Center Timeline

1991
January 21

The First Clinic

The First Clinic
A small group of volunteers opened the first of Nhan Hoa’s medical practices, a small 300 square foot office located on Lake Street, Garden Grove. There were only 4 doctors—Dr. Giac Nguyen, Dr. Vien Doan, Dr. Thong Vu, and Dr. Thua Vinh. Each of the doctors dedicated 8 to 12 hours of their time to providing healthcare services to the uninsured patients. Through word of mouth, the number of patients gradually increased along with the number of volunteers.
1992
January 21

The Second Clinic

Nhan Hoa moved to a larger 700 square foot office located on Magnolia Avenue in Westminster. The volunteer doctors continued to provide free healthcare services to the community. This office was spacious compared to the previous one; however, one of the problems was the high cost of rent. Each doctor contributed $1,000, and Nhan Hoa was able to continue serving the uninsured. During this time, the volunteers formed the Board of Directors and elected Dr. Vien Doan as the Chairman, Dr. Thua Vinh as the Vice Chairman, Kiet Truong as Secretary, Hanh Dao as Treasurer, and Dr. Thong Vu as Medical Director.
June 21

Family Medicine

Family Medicine became the first official department
August 21

Optometry

Optometry became the second official department and was operated by a single volunteering Ophthalmologist.
1993
January 21

The Third Clinic and the Coalition

The Third Clinic and the Coalition
The clinic relocated to a 1200 square foot office on Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove. Soon after our relocation, the number of patients increased significantly. In addition, Nhan Hoa became a member of the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers.
1994
May 1

The Fourth Clinic

The Fourth Clinic
When the Chapman office began to reach max capacity, Nhan Hoa relocated to a new 2,400 square foot facility on Euclid Street. This location had expanded to 8,500 square feet by 2004, and served as Nhan Hoa’s base of operations for 17 years. Thanks to the increase in space, Nhan Hoa began making significant progress in developing and implementing new programs and services.
June 21

Women’s Health

Women’s Health became an official department with mammography screening services provided through a breast cancer awareness program. Nhan Hoa collaborated with the Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation (VACF) to help women detect breast cancer through screening and breast health education.
1995
January 21

Health Education

Nhan Hoa began offering health education classes. Our health educators facilitated classes to teach patients about chronic diseases and how to manage their chronic conditions. Classes on diabetes awareness were available and guided patients on topics such diabetes prevention and diet and nutrition.
1997
May 21

In-House Pharmacy is Introduced

Nhan Hoa opened a pharmacy on the premises to provide patients access to their prescriptions right at the facility.
1999
July 21

Dentistry

Dentistry
Nhan Hoa Dentistry opened as an official department with two dental chairs operated by a volunteer dentist.
2000
June 21

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Department is established and staffed by volunteers.
2001
January 21

Diabetes Awareness

Nhan Hoa began actively promoting diabetes awareness at health fairs throughout Orange County. In keeping up with the dedication of past volunteers, we continue to raise awareness for diabetes through our frequent outreach programs and attendance at health fairs and community events.
2002
December 21

Prenatal Classes

Prenatal Care classes are offered through 5-day series to assist parents during their pregnancy. Nhan Hoa continues to offer Prenatal Care classes through the Health Education department and guides parents on topics such as:
  • Nutrition During Pregnancy & Eating for Two
  • Preparing for Labor and Delivery
  • Taking Care of the Newborn & Breastfeeding
  • Car Seat Safety
2003
February 21

Car Seat Safety Program

After introducing Prenatal Care classes, Nhan Hoa began a “Car Seat Safety” campaign aimed at increasing community safety through guidance and distribution of car seats to the class’ attendees. The campaign has since developed into a program offered through the Health Education department.
April 21

Women’s Cancer Support Group

A group of ten volunteers established the Cancer Support Group in order to assist the community in coping with losses due to cancer. Since then, Nhan Hoa’s Health Education has continued to host support group meetings where patients can discuss their experiences, share ideas, and provide emotional support for one another. Additionally, we have guest speakers to help facilitate discussions on relevant health topics while enjoying a complimentary lunch.
2004
March 21

Tobacco Cessation Program

Nhan Hoa introduced its Tobacco Cessation Program which focused on guiding patients through their journey to quit smoking. Tobacco cessation educational seminars and individual counseling sessions were available, and participants received free nicotine patches. The Tobacco Cessation Program is still active through the Health Education department.
2005
June 21

Pediatrics

Nhan Hoa began offering Pediatric care.
2009
November 21

7761 Construction Begins

7761 Construction Begins
In 2009, Nhan Hoa purchased a 14,000 square foot lot and began construction on what is now the 7761 Building.
2011
January 21

Grand Opening 7761 Garden Grove Blvd

Grand Opening 7761 Garden Grove Blvd
After one year of construction, Nhan Hoa celebrated the grand opening of its new facility located on Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove. This location serves as the current base of operations and will be the foundation for the expansion of services provided to the community in the future.
January 31

Top Medical Home Award

Orange County and the Medical Services Initiative (MSI) program recognized Nhan Hoa as a top medical home in providing quality care in the area of Family Medicine.
February 21

Expansion of Optometry and Dentistry

Optometry received a roomy expansion and new medical equipment while Dental increased its number of chairs to four.
2012
January 21

EHR

Nhan Hoa converted patient documents to an Electronic Health Record system.
February 21

LEEP

Nhan Hoa added the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) treatment to its lineup of services. LEEP is a treatment that helps in the prevention of cervical cancer by removing abnormal cells from the cervix.
2013
February 21

FQHC Status

FQHC Status
In 2013, Nhan Hoa was recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center by the Department of Health & Human Services.
October 1

Covered California

Covered California
Nhan Hoa began offering enrollment assistance for Covered California to help patients receive health insurance.
2014
April 21

PCMH Recognition

PCMH Recognition
Nhan Hoa was recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
June 21

Transportation Services

Transportation Services
Nhan Hoa introduced its Courtesy Shuttle Program. Our courtesy shuttle provides free transportation services to patients within a 10 mile radius of our health center.
2016
October 21

New Building on Campus

New Building on Campus
The Administration, Health Education, and Outreach departments moved to the new corporate office located directly across from the health center.
October 21

2016 Annual Health Fair

2016 Annual Health Fair
2017
January 9

Nhan Hoa Pharmacy Grand Opening

Nhan Hoa Pharmacy Grand Opening
May 31

HRSA National Quality Leader Award

HRSA National Quality Leader Award
July 21

New Pediatrics Ward

New Pediatrics Ward
August 18

Kids Health Fair 2017

Kids Health Fair 2017
November 4

2017 Annual Health Fair

2017 Annual Health Fair
2018
February 17

Little Saigon Tet Parade

Little Saigon Tet Parade
March 3

2018 Annual New Year Party

2018 Annual New Year Party
On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Nhan Hoa hosted its annual New Year party. To add some variety to the program, Nhan Hoa staff, friends, and family prepared a fashion show featuring various traditional outfits from Asia.
September 12

HRSA NATIONAL QUALITY LEADER AWARD

HRSA NATIONAL QUALITY LEADER AWARD
NH Health Center achieved best overall clinical performance among health centers and was again recognized as a National Quality Leader in 2018. NH Health Center places in the top 30% of the adjusted quartile rankings for Clinical Quality Measures.
October 2

Making Breast Cancer #Unacceptable

Making Breast Cancer #Unacceptable
NH Health Center teamed up with Komen OC and the LA Chargers to provide free clinical breast exams, mammogram screenings, and flu vaccines for qualifying participants
November 3

2018 Annual Health Fair

Students from NH Health Center’s Tai Chi class perform for the audience at NH Health Center’s 2018 Annual Health Fair. Free Tai Chi classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Students learn to relax in action, release stress, unite mind with body, develop self-control and self-confidence, improve concentration, and build stamina and strength.
November 13

Million Hearts Champion

Million Hearts Champion
The health center was recognized as a Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge 2018 Champion! NH Health Center was the ONLY Federally Qualified Health Center from California to receive this award. We take pride in putting our patients first and it is our goal to help our patient towards the steps of living a happy and healthy life.

contact info

Office Address

  • 7761 Garden Grove Blvd.
    Garden Grove, CA 92841

Phone Number

  • +1 714 898 8888

Email Address

contact info

Office Address

  • 7761 Garden Grove Blvd.
    Garden Grove, CA 92841

Phone Number

  • +1 714 898 8888

Email Address

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