About Elica Health Center
To promote the health of our community, Elica Health Center (EHC) is devoted to offering high-quality health care services that emphasize preventative measures, wellness, health education, and disease management.
EHC is committed to providing low-income, multi-ethnic residents in the greater Sacramento region, notably Slavic and other immigrant groups, with competent and caring health homes.
Recognition of each person’s intrinsic value and respect for the human dignity of all people regardless of their social or religious standing.
To be trustworthy, honest, transparent, and accountable while dealing with people, organizations, and partners when delivering medical treatment and doing business.
To collaborate with others who have similar beliefs and aims to obtain the desired result, supportive relationships, and high-quality service.
To labor for the benefit and welfare of others, out of a sense of devotion and compassion for persons in medical need, and to endeavor to advance their well-being and satisfy their expectations for their health.
Our Goals and Objectives
Providing timely, preventative, and adequate health care to all people is a fundamental right.
The Story of Us
A federally qualified health center (FQHC), a title provided by the federal government to community-based clinics that satisfy a stringent set of standards, is Elica’s current status.
The management of competent and compassionate health homes for marginalized communities who face obstacles to treatment is central to our aim of providing high-quality, affordable health care.
Our long-term goals
Four mobile clinics and eleven medical facilities serve Sacramento and Yolo counties for Elica.
Eligible low-income and homeless communities in the Sacramento area desperately need primary health care. Therefore, Elica is looking for ways to cooperate with groups to improve access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Pathways to Health & Home, U.C. Davis, the San Juan Unified School District, Twin Rivers Unified School District, and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency are just a few examples of our collaborators (SHRA).
We are boosting our community’s health and well-being.
By partnering with service providers to address the community’s needs, the integrated health care system may be improved.
Serve customers in the right location at the right time.
Customers and patients should be put above anything else in the workplace.
Providers and employees will be involved in patient care under Elica’s new Patients the First paradigm. Our healthcare specialists and staff will work together with patients and their loved ones to understand and respect each patient’s healthcare requirements. ‘ While teaching patients how to manage their healthcare better, Elica’s Patients First approach will enable doctors to spend more uninterrupted time with each patient.
Work hard to find, keep, and reward the best people.
Assist in recruiting, retaining, and rewarding healthcare practitioners and personnel dedicated to the Elica Health Centers’ purpose.
The demand for Elica’s healthcare services is increasing at an accelerating rate. For example, we saw over 33% more patients in 2018 than before, totaling approximately 30,000 patients. We expect to see 38,594 patients in 2020, with 128,803 visits.
Our Efforts to Reach Out to the Local Community
Whenever possible, Elica looks for ways to work with non-profits in the neighborhood and participate in health fairs and other community activities.
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Take Good Care Of Everyone
Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are both hallmarks of Elica Health Centers (FQHC). Patients of all ages, colors, nationalities, and ethnicities may get quality primary medical care from us, regardless of their capacity to pay. As part of our comprehensive dental and behavioral health services, we also provide alcohol and drug misuse treatment.
The majority of our patients are seen on a planned appointment basis, and however, we do provide same-day appointments for those in need of immediate attention. Elica uses an after-hours, weekend, and holiday care coordination service to ensure that the right on-call clinician is available to treat her.
Services of Various Kinds
As a patient at Elica Health Centers, you may expect a wide variety of services, including primary care and diagnostic labs, immunizations and health education, mental health and case management, and family services and drug misuse.
Patients may be referred to various medical specializations via Elica’s established referral protocols. These protocols include everything from cardiovascular disease to mental health, women’s health, and orthopedics.
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The CEO of our company
The Elica Health Centers Board of Directors elected Tatyana Bak CEO in October 2017 after she had worked in different positions for the business for over two decades.
Tatyana has previously worked as a consultant, Director of Business Development, and Chief Operations Officer before her current role.
Tatyana and her family came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1976 as part of a large influx of Russian immigrants to the country during the 1970s.
Among those who arrived in Sacramento during that wave, hers was the first to do so, and the city boasts one of its most significant populations of Russians outside of Russia itself.
Tatyana’s decision to work in health care was influenced by her own experience and a desire to assist others who are experiencing the same difficulties adjusting to a new environment as most immigrants do.
To ensure that Elica continues to grow and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare landscape while remaining true to the needs of its core constituents, the Board of Directors decided that Tatyana’s deep ties and commitment to the communities Elica serves, as well as her thorough knowledge of Elica’s role as an FQHC, were essential.
David E. Hughes
Elica Health Centers has promoted David E. Hughes to Chief Operating Officer (COO). He’s a seasoned healthcare executive with more than two decades of experience establishing, expanding, and coordinating neighborhood health clinics in various parts of California.
Elica’s new CEO, David, comes from Wisconsin with a wealth of expertise and a proven track record of securing federal, state, and private funding for health center development and growth.
Health centers at schools and mobile access sites have been established, and 340B pharmaceutical programs and academic programs have been linked with health facilities.
Besides his expertise in physician recruitment, medical staff development, and medical team management and training, David has a strong track record of accomplishment.
Previously, David worked as an independent contractor for more than a third of Wisconsin’s Community Health Centers, doing financial and operational evaluations, engaging in strategic planning, generating budgets and cost reports, and conducting mock HRSA site inspections.
Cabin Creek Health Systems in West Virginia, where he served as CEO/CFO for 12 years, was another employer for him.
Dr. Scott Needle
Our Chief Marketing Officer
Dr. Scott Needle is our Chief Medical Officer and a practicing pediatrician in the community. At a Federally Qualified Health Center in Naples, Florida, he served as Medical Director for Patient Safety and Quality of Care.
Doctor Needle’s passion for ensuring that excellent treatment is available to everyone sets him apart from other doctors in the field, despite his considerable background in healthcare, medical research, and teaching.
Throughout the United States, Dr. Needle has delivered several presentations on the topic of children and disaster preparation and numerous papers in the pediatric literature.
A House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on FEMA trailers and formaldehyde took place in 2007. Among the several councils and sections that Dr. Needle serves on as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics is the AAP’s Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council.
The needs of children and the role of pediatricians in disaster planning, response, and recovery have been a focus of his writings and lectures, and he has collaborated with various local, state, and federal organizations.
His most recent position was the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters, which he chaired most recently.
Doctor Needle obtained his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and did his pediatric internship and residency at New England Medical Center/Tufts University in Boston.
Our Chief Public Health Officer
One of the newest executives of Elica Health Centers is Mr. Sarath Artham. Elica’s Chief Population Health Officer, Mr. Artham, currently serves in this capacity (CPHO).
For more than 25 years, Sarath has held positions ranging from engineer to project manager and from SVP of administration and CTO of many value-based delivery businesses to the combined duties of CEO and CTO.
Sarath, a founding member of numerous prominent healthcare technology applications, is adept at adapting his knowledge base to today’s models to understand patient data better and implement actionable measures needed to improve patient outcomes and patient experience.
In his new role at Elica, Mr. Artham is looking forward to helping the company continue to grow and improve the quality of service to the communities it serves.
Leaders of a program
Sara Meadows, LCSW
Behavioral Health Director
Sara Meadows has a bachelor’s degree in American and African American History from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master of Social Work from the same university.
Throughout college, she served as Model U.N.’s Under-Secretary-General and took part in panels discussing leadership intersectionality, neuroplasticity, and institutional/educational racial practices.
Her academic work includes a dissertation on Sacramento County social workers’ responses to decreases in mental health services between 2005 and 2010.
Clinical social worker Sara has a wide-ranging and diversified experience working with people of all ages, from toddlers to adults to families. Sara has been delivering mental health treatments for more than 20 years in Sacramento.
One of her businesses delivers and co-facilitates training in self-care, burnout, trigger identification, and generational trauma. ACE’s response and trauma-related therapy are two of the program’s main focuses.
Nina Tecson, DDS
Dr. Nina Tecson studied Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. For her doctorate in dentistry, Dr. Tecson completed her studies at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Tecson completed an advanced general dentistry program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where she received her General Practice Residency degree.
His hospital-based training focuses on treating adults and children with complex medical and dental needs in the underprivileged communities of New York City.
One of the things Dr. Tecson thinks is that patients’ general health and well-being are directly linked to their dental health.
Patients and their families are encouraged by Dr. Tecson to learn how to maintain a lifetime of excellent dental health by following a few simple guidelines.
He has treated patients in Jamaica, Fiji, Mississippi, and California, to name a few. Bringing her private practice and community health expertise into the Elica Health Centers’ atmosphere will allow her to create long-term connections with our patients.
In addition to the American Dental Association, Dr. Tecson is a member of the California Dental Association and the Sacramento District Dental Society of Sacramento. For the sake of her patients, she often attends continuing education classes.
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She was born in Uzbekistan and moved to the United States in 1999 when she was 18.
As an intern with Elica Health Centers since 2007, she has succeeded in a wide range of roles and responsibilities.
Tamara’s initial job was as a Front Desk Clerk, but she quickly rose through the ranks to become the Office Supervisor when she was promoted from the Lead position.
For her dedication to Elica, Tamara was promoted to General Manager, then Director of Medical Operations for Sacramento County, and now Director of Operations for Elica.
Aside from her extensive experience in patient care, clinical and support staff management, and provider supervision, she has a thorough understanding of all facets of health care administration.
When it comes to leading clinical teams, she has a wealth of experience. When Tamara can, she wants to help managers and Associate Operational Directors in whatever manner she can, and Tamara wants to help.
Tamara has worked at Elica for more than 14 years, and she has seen the company’s development and evolution firsthand.
Tamara is a firm believer in the need for honesty in both her personal and professional lives. Focusing on the most vital things will lead to success. Take good care of your employees, keep your eye on the prize, and do what has to be done.
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Oral Health Care for All
It’s easy to get dental treatment at our four Elica facilities (Cadillac Drive, Franklin Blvd Halyard, and North Highlands). Keeping our patients’ dental and general health in mind, we strive to help them make good decisions.
The leading insurance companies, including Denti-Cal and others, are accepted by Elica. With no insurance, you may be eligible for our income-based fee reduction program, which may decrease the per-visit price to $25.00. To learn more or obtain an application, click here.