Brawley, California - The Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors under new board leadership voted 5-0 this last week to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOU) with the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District to bolster and meet the needs for more enhanced health services provided to the residents of the City of Calexico.

“I see this as an exciting chance to be part of Pioneers’ success in providing quality healthcare for our residents through our outstanding – and growing – staff of physicians, other medical professionals, and our truly dedicated employees.  Our Board is looking forward to expanding the scope of our services by the recent association with Scripps Health, and now more importantly with the expansion of a cooperative relationship with Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District, said Jeff Klicka, Board President.

By entering into this MOU, the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District residents will benefit from the establishment of the relationship with Pioneers, whereby Pioneers Memorial Healthcare will provide experienced consultative assistance and support services through its specialized medical experts to Heffernan with the mission and goal of enhancing Heffernan’s ability improve the quality of certain healthcare services currently available to the residents of Calexico.

Under this new board make-up for the PMHD Board of Directors is Board President Jeffrey Klicka, who was elected to the PMHD board for his first full term on December 5, 2014 and will be serving 4 years. Mr. Klicka is an active member of the community and has served on various boards including as Past President Brawley Boys and Girls Club, and Past President of the Stockmen’s Club of Imperial Valley.  Mr. Klicka is also a U.S. Navy Veteran and served in the Persian Gulf War.