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AltaMed Health Services, a health care provider in underserved communities in Los Angeles and Orange counties, will receive the 2013 Corporate Service Award from Loyola Marymount University’s Latino Alumni Association at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 in The Center at Cathedral Plaza at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

The award will be presented at LMU’s 2013 Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Awards Dinner, which benefits the university’s Latino Scholarship Fund.

AltaMed is the largest, independent, federally qualified community health center in the United States, with more than 930,000 annual patient visits and 43 sites. The company’s chief executive officer and president, Castulo de la Rocha, is a strong advocate for the Latino community who is committed to promoting Latinos in the sciences and helping create future leaders in the health care industry.

In support of that commitment, AltaMed has donated $25,000 to the Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for Latino students at LMU.

This year’s Community Service Award will be presented to PIH Health, of Whittier, Calif., for service to the Latino community. PIH Health is a hospital that reinvests in the community by providing health services to all, regardless of  ability to pay. Dr. Rosalio Lopez ’76, parent ’13 and senior vice present and chief medical officer, will accept the award on the hospital’s behalf.

The Alumni Role Model Award will be given to Frank Alvarez ’74, who recently retired as chief executive officer and president of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, where he worked tirelessly on behalf of higher education for Latino youth. Frank sits on the board of the Lumina Foundation, which seeks to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees, certificates and credentials to 60 percent by 2025.