Modesto Save Mart store managers received a special tour of Valley Children’s Healthcare’s new Pelandale Specialty Care Center in Modesto today.

Located directly behind the Save Mart on Pelandale Ave., the center aims to keep children and  families together close to the people they can trust for their best care, primary care physicians. The new care center is  scheduled to open early next month.

“We are beyond excited to have Valley Children’s Pelandale Specialty Care Center right in our backyard and we will continue our annual partnership to help provide Central Valley children with vital medical research and treatments they need,” expressed Bobby McDowell, VP of Save Mart Store Operations.

Valley Children’s Healthcare is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of children by providing them with the highest level of care to 1.3 million children since their doors opened in 1952. With the vision to improve access to all children in the Central Valley, Valley Children’s Hospital has extended their pediatric specialty care services throughout the region. In 2002, they opened their first outpatient specialty care center in Modesto on McHenry Ave. The center saw nearly 9,000 outpatient visits last year and the number is expected to triple to more than 27,500 annual visits in the next decade.

Save Mart is committed to the communities our stores serve and will continue to foster annually partnerships with organizations that help provide vital services to our community members.