Community Health Centers of Pinellas Receives $925K to Renovate Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center
LIP Grant Helps Community Health Centers of Pinellas to Better Serve Even More Families with Quality Healthcare in Years Ahead
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Following a competitive bid process, Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc., announces it has received $925,000 in a Low-Income Pool (LIP) Grant from the State of Florida.
The LIP Grant allows Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc., to add two dental suites and three additional family medical exam rooms to its Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center, located at 1344 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg.
The Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center is one of six renowned facilities in the portfolio of Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. The organization has existed nearly 30 years to bring quality primary healthcare services to over 36,000 local residents throughout our healthcare system of 6 centers.
“This LIP Grant is a wonderful gift to our organization,” says Evelyn Bethell, Board Chair for Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. “We’re excited to add more dental suites and family exam rooms to Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center to increase capacity, so that we can serve more of our local residents with quality healthcare services they have come to know and expect from us.”
A key element of Florida’s Medicaid reform is the LIP Program, implemented in 2006 and designed to ensure continued government support for the provision of healthcare services to Medicaid, underinsured and uninsured populations. A portion of the LIP funding comes from Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners local match.
The key renovations to the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center are scheduled to begin Fall of 2013. Media will be invited to the center when renovations are complete.
For more information about the LIP Grant to enhance the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center, please call Joseph A. Santini, Business Development Director, Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc., at 727-824-8129. to learn more about the organization, please log on to www.chcpinellas.org