Asian Health Services received a $1 million donation from Dr. Rolland Lowe and Kathryn Lowe.
“My wife, Kathy, and I are happy to make this gift to Asian Health Services,” Dr. Lowe said in a statement. “The gift goes toward the new clinic and will benefit many medically underserved patients in our community.”
The Rolland & Kathryn Lowe Medical Center is a 15,000 sq. ft. facility on 3 floors. It houses 20 exam rooms and serves 10,000 patients annually at full capacity. It features a Geriatric Center of Excellence and a Family Medicine Center.
Dr. Rolland Lowe, a long-time member of the San Francisco Medical Society, has long been a leader not only in the community but in the medical profession as well. He was the first Asian-American President of not only the San Francisco Medical Society, but of the California Medical Association. At CMA, he spearheaded the founding of their community foundation, which continues to conduct many health-related projects of note.
While in medical practice, Dr. Lowe cared for some 20,000 patients in more than four decades of practicing medicine in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Even though some of his patients had no insurance coverage, no one was ever turned away. He helped form the Chinese Community Health Care Association, which grew to include more than 150 practicing physicians to provide culturally sensitive and affordable, even free care, in the San Francisco Chinatown community. He has also been a longtime key supporter of Chinese Hospital, a facility providing quality care for the Chinese and greater Asian communities in San Francisco.
Kathryn Lowe was also an active civil rights leader in the community. She was the Board Chair of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), Square & Circle, and the Chinese Hospital Auxiliary.
The San Francisco Medical Society is proud and honored to participate in this dedication of the Rolland & Kathryn Lowe Medical Center. It is a fitting tribute to visionary leaders who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of our community and medicine.