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May 28, 2019 - Profiles

MNHC Spotlight: Patty Caplan, Chief Operating Officer

One of the first things you notice when you meet, Patty Caplan, Chief Operating Officer at MNHC, is her enthusiasm and commitment to her job.  It’s palpable. Patty grew up in Scarsdale, New York i...
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May 23, 2019 - Profiles

Roots and Wings: Immigration Stories Adorn MNHC Hallways

Stories are the foundation of all of us and often have a universality that unites us. That’s what artists Mara Lea Brown and her daughter, Emma Brown, realized when hearing the immigration stories o...
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December 5, 2018 - Profiles

World AIDS Day Celebration: Honoring our Patients and Staff

On December 3, 2018, MNHC’s Clinica Esperanza celebrated World AIDS Day, with a gathering at Terra Gallery in San Francisco’s SOMA district.  World AIDS Day, designated as December 1, was establi...
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July 27, 2016 - Profiles

At Home in the Excelsior: Dr. Brad Williams

One of the first things you notice when you speak with Dr. Brad Williams, Clinical Chief at MNHC’s Excelsior Clinic, is his gentle voice and humble demeanor. Dr. Williams grew up in Alabama, in a bi...
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June 11, 2015 - Profiles

Meet our Behavioral Health Provider: Nelly Pino

Nelly Pino, our Behavioral Health provider since February 2015, came to us with a mission to end the stigma of mental health in the Latino community. Nelly arrived to San Francisco 22 years ago from ...
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November 15, 2013 - Profiles

Meet our Medical Director: Ricardo Alvarez, MD

If you spend time with Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, you will no doubt notice his passion for serving others and his gratitude for being able to make a difference in people’s lives.  As medical director fo...
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November 15, 2013 - Profiles

Get to know our Chief of Pediatrics: Jaime Ruiz, MD

As a young adult, Dr. Jaime Ruiz loved working with children and dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher. Today, as chief of pediatrics and associate medical director at Mission Neighborhood...
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