Wednesday afternoon, Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, toured the Fairview Developmental Center, which was designated by the state to become an alternative care site for patients in Orange County. Fairview, formerly a facility for the developmentally disabled, ceased operational services in late January. The Fairview site, which is being established in partnership with healthcare providers and the county, will serve to relieve stress on hospitals in the surrounding region.
“It is important that all levels of government collaborate to find solutions to end this pandemic as quickly as possible,” said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel. “The County of Orange is working tirelessly with cities to protect the health and safety of our residents and offer solutions for those that need hospitalization and urgent medical attention. I am proud of all the hard work that is being done here in Orange County to tackle this crisis.”
“Fairview Developmental Center will provide necessary medical services to Orange County residents,” Chairwoman Steel added.
First elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.