“Samahan” is a Tagalog word which means working together. It was founded in 1973 by a group of doctors and other health professionals as well as community leaders to assist ailing Filipino elders access healthcare. A small barber shop in downtown San Diego became Operation Samahan’s hub of health screening as well as informal health education gatherings. As the number grew and more Filipinos and other underserved ethnic groups accessed its services, Operation Samahan was officially incorporated in 1973 into a 501 © 3, non-profit freestanding private community clinic.
More than thirty years later, what started as a community project initiated by Filipino community volunteers turned into a multi-service family health and multi-service center serving low-income families and individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds—Latinos, Filipino, Laotians, Asian and Pacific Islanders, African-American, Caucasians and refugees from the Middle East and other countries.
Tday, Operation Samahan serves over 20,000 patients and provides 45,000 patient visits a year in three sites. Its geographic locations differ in environmental as well as socio-economic climates. The clinic has effectively managed such differences by tailoring their services to fit the special needs and priorities of these two highly diverse communities, both of which are situated in high-need and underserved areas.
When Operation Samahan first started there were no employees, just volunteer health professionals. Now we have approximately 100 employees.
Our old system for scheduling was not functional for many departmental scheduling needs. Previously we would do a rough schedule in our payroll and scheduling system and manually create weekly employee schedule to distribute to staff. Time off requests and finding shift coverage for sick calls and last minute scheduling changes was all done via phone and email making communication tough. Part-time and college aged staff had very erratic schedules making assignments of shifts tough.
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