LHC EXPANDS COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES WITH $4M HEAL NY PHASE 15 GRANT & $300K FROM NYS HEALTH FOUND.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LUTHERAN HEALTHCARE TO EXPAND COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES WITH $4 MILLION HEAL NY PHASE 15 GRANT AND $300,000 FROM N.Y.S. HEALTH FOUNDATION
Grants support growth at three Lutheran Family Health Centers located in Sunset Park and Red Hook
September 23, 2010, Brooklyn, New York
Lutheran HealthCare was recently awarded $4 million in HEAL NY (phase 15) funding and $300,000 from N.Y.S. Health Foundation to expand community health services in Brooklyn.
The N.Y.S. Department of Health (DOH) and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) have awarded LHC the $4 million HEAL NY grant under the Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers. The funding initiative is designed to support construction and renovation activities to expand lower-cost outpatient care.
The new HEAL grant allows the Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC) to expand specialty care capacity at its Sunset Park Family Health Center and behavioral health care at its Sunset Terrace Family Health Center. The grant will also assist the network equip and acquire a new community health center in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood. In addition, the Lutheran Family Health Centers network received a $300,000 grant from the N.Y.S. Health Foundation to aid in the expansion of services of the future Red Hook clinic.
"With primary care at the heart of our mission, Lutheran has proven itself as a leader in preserving and expanding health care in both underserved and underinsured neighborhoods," said Larry K. McReynolds, LFHC executive director. "These projects will better enable Lutheran and its affiliates to address growing community health needs while also significantly increasing access and availability to ambulatory services."
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