Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Services available at Rossville!

Memphis Health Center, Inc. welcomes 1st Pharmacy Services to its Rossville clinic! Beginning June 1st, MHC patients and local residents can get all of their prescription medication needs filled onsite at the Rossville clinic or by home delivery! Come by soon to check out the great pricing available at Rossville´s newest pharmacy located on Highway 57 near Knox Road inside the Rossville Health Center.

Congressman Steve Cohen announces MHC to receive $3.1m in new funding

MEMPHIS, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced the Memphis Health Center will receive $3,133,617 in new federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Grants Management Operations so the facility can continue providing health services to the local community.

 

“The Memphis Health Center is a wonderful organization that provides invaluable health resources throughout Memphis,” said Congressman Cohen.  “These new federal funds will help keep the Memphis Health Center going strong so more people throughout the city can receive the health care they need.”

 

The new federal funds are being awarded under the Health Center Cluster competing continuation grant program.  The overall purpose of the health center continuation grant is to provide financial assistance to health centers to support the continued provision of comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.

 

The health center continuation grant supports the continued operation of a health center for the provision of required comprehensive primary, preventive, enabling and additional health care services including oral health care, mental health care and substance abuse services as appropriate, either directly on-site or through established arrangements without regard to ability to pay.

MHC awarded $5.2 million in funding

Memphis Health Center, Inc. Awarded $5.2 Million in Funding

Health Resources and Services Administration will help local community health center build capacity.

Memphis, TN – May 4, 2012 – The Memphis Health Center, Inc. (MHC) will receive $5.2 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to build capacity and serve more patients.

 

The funding award is part of the Affordable Care Act grants appropriated to support 178 renovation and construction projects across the U.S., Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced earlierthis week.

 

“For many Americans, community health centers are the major source of care that ranges from prevention to treatment of chronic diseases,” Sebelius said in a statement.  “This investment will expand our ability to provide high-quality care to millions of people while supporting good paying jobs in communities across the country.”

 

The Affordable Care Act is set to provide $9.5 billion for service expansion over five years and $1.5 billion to support construction and renovation projects at community health centers.  In addition, the law has already supported the construction and renovation of 190 health center sites and the creation of 67 new health center sites across the country.

 

“We are very fortunate to have the support of HRSA.  With this funding, I am confident that we will continue to positively serve our clients through our mission of improving community health and well-being for the citizens of Shelby and Fayette counties,” said Willeen Hastings, MHC CEO. “Affordable Care Act funded projects are intended to ensure that all Americans receive the affordable healthcare they deserve which directly coincides with Memphis Health Center’s guiding principles and mission.”

 

“Over the past forty years, Memphis Health Center has expanded services to include adult and pediatric medicine, dentistry, women’s health, social services, radiology, laboratory services and a newly renovated on-site pharmacy. With the increase in services, our main location in downtown Memphis, a 24,400 sq. ft facility, is in great need of modernization and renovation,” said Brian Wallace, Memphis Health Center’s COO.  “Furthermore, not only will these renovations now be possible, but a more efficient floor plan will allow us to care for more patients and will assist in our transition to a Patient Centered Medical Home care delivery model.”

 

Total project costs are estimated to amount to $6,389,594, of which federal funds will total 82% ($5,225,000). MHC plans to fill the remaining 18% ($1,164,594) gap through in-kind support, donations and other funding resources.

 

Memphis Health Center, Inc. was founded in 1970 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit federally qualified health center with the goal of increasing access to comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare and reducing health disparities in medically underserved areas. MHC continues to focus on this founding mission, while adapting to the ever-changing technological landscape of today’s health care industry. MHC places patients’ needs first and proudly delivers patient-centered, comprehensive primary and preventive health services across the entire life cycle, from prenatal, thru adolescence and adulthood, to geriatric.

 

For more information or to find out how to support MHC in furthering its mission, please visitwww.memphishealthcenter.org.