(National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis at a press event at Paradise Valley Hospital, December 17, 2020.)
National City has been chosen as one of 10 communities to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize for 2020-2021. This prize is awarded to communities that are “at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all.” The city was singled out specifically for its efforts to remove industrial polluters away from residential areas and schools; for finding creative ways to collaborate with different groups and businesses to increase community access to nutritious foods, and to create a LEED-certified affordable housing complex and community garden. The office of National City mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis thanked their partners Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center, and Environmental Health Coalition for “their combined efforts of pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health.”
As a proud, long-serving community institution in National City, Paradise Valley Hospital salutes the city and fellow community partners for this prestigious recognition. For over 115 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has been a champion for bringing quality healthcare to all in the community and has recently been recognized in the Lown Hospitals Index as the top hospital in the Nation in 2021 for delivering equitable care to its community. We celebrate the City of National City and its partners for personifying our shared values of justice, community health, and equity.