Elder Nelson dedicates New Hope Clinic

Dr. Mansoor Imam's second "Field of Dreams" sprouted Wednesday as he opened another medical clinic to treat the ever-growing population of Utah's working poor, who can't get treatment without health insurance.

Dedication services for the New Hope Clinic, at 65 E. 6850 South, included a prayer by Elder Russell M. Nelson, a member of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve. He thanked God for the facility, which has been "conceived and created by compassionate, competent and caring citizens in their desire to help their less fortunate brothers and sisters."

The clinic, which has been dubbed a "new baby sister" to the Maliheh Free Clinic in South Salt Lake, is the second privately-funded health-care facility in Salt Lake County, designed to provide primary care services to the uninsured.

Imam, an emergency room physician at Intermountain Medical Center, and nurse Jane Powers co-founded the Maliheh Free Clinic five years ago. Their vision to expand services was facilitated by the late John Holmes, a developer and homebuilder who was a contributor to the Maliheh Clinic.

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