HHS, N.Y.S. DOH AND ELECTEDS ANNOUNCE LUTHERAN AS RECIPIENT OF $6 MILLION IN FUNDING
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, N.Y.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS JOIN TOGETHER TO ANNOUNCE LUTHERAN AS RECIPIENT OF $6 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FUNDS
Grants to benefit two local family health centers and the Community Medicine Program
May 16, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
Representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Department of Health joined together to announce Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC) as the recipient of a total of $6,048,345 in grants made possible through President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Under this act, funds will be used to help community health centers build and expand their centers, create new jobs, and increase access to health care for an additional 860,000 patients.
"We are grateful for the support we have received as a result of the Affordable Care Act," said Larry K. McReynolds, executive director, LFHC. "These funds will increase our capacity for providing vital services to all members of our community, specifically at the Park Slope Family Health Center, Sunset Terrace Family Health Center, and in the Community Medicine Program."
Photo caption (from left to right): Elizabeth Swain, chief executive officer, Community Health Care Association of New York State; N.Y.S. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz; Karen Westervelt, special policy advisor for Primary Care Development, New York State Department of Health; Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez; Wendy Z. Goldstein, president and chief executive officer, Lutheran HealthCare; Dr. Jaime Torres, region II director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Larry K. McReynolds, executive director/executive vice president, Lutheran Family Health Centers; Reverend Dr. Samuel Fook Wong, board president, Lutheran Family Health Centers; Tomas Cruz, administrative director, Sunset Terrace Family Health Center; Gabriel Rincon, D.D.S., board member, Lutheran Family Health Centers.
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