CARING HEALTH CENTER, INC.
Grant Name: ARRA ? Increase Services to Health Centers
Caring Health Center Inc. is an integral part of the community health care system in the greater Springfield with a proven history of addressing issues that affect the health of community residents. The purpose of this grant was to retain staff, add new providers and increase patients without insurance or without access to care. Prior to ARRA funding, Caring Health Center faced a difficult financial year due to a $300,000 cut in state funded contracts. Caring Health Center anticipated a large staff reduction, which would ultimately decrease access to care for many patients. ARRA funding averted all staff reductions, and allowed Caring Health Center to continue to provide access to care to patients with and without health insurance.