El Rio trains UA residents, medical students at new health center

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — El Rio Health is working with the University of Arizona to train the next generation of doctors. It’s all happening at the health center’s new clinic.

As El Rio’s former CEO Nancy Johnson retires from her role at the health center, she tearfully ends 14 years of service. In her last years, she helped take over the Abrams Clinic, in partnership with Banner University medicine. It’s now El Rio’s 14th location, with one special purpose.

“We want to be part of the process of educating the next generation of workforce,” said Nancy Johnson, former CEO, El Rio. “We wanted physicians and the residents at the University of Arizona to be able to practice with us in this federally qualified health center model.”

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