Some financial struggling community clinics on the South Coast named a new interim CEO.
Trula Breuninger will head the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Breuninger has run community health clinics in both Southern, and Northern California.
The three health clinics, and one dental clinic serve more than 17,000 a year.
In May, clinic officials said they were facing a major financial crisis, and unless they got a major infusion of cash, they would have to close their doors.
Last week, a coalition of health care organizations, and community foundations announced pledges of $600,000 to keep the clinics running while the organization’s business model was revamped to get it back on sold financial ground.