PERTH AMBOY—A community health center in Perth Amboy has been awarded federal funding to increase and improve health and support services to better serve patients.
Jewish Renaissance Medical Center received $75,000 in federal funding.
“This funding will allow Jewish Renaissance Medical Center to serve more people, enhance health services, and specifically focus on providing more children with an early start to high quality healthcare through expansion of School Based Health Services,” said Mark Roberts, CEO of Jewish Renaissance Medical Center.
The centers awarded funding are part of a statewide network of 20 community health centers—with a total of 93 sites—that provide high quality primary and preventive health services to their surrounding communities with an emphasis on patients who are either uninsured, enrolled in NJ FamilyCare or recipients of Medicaid and Medicare. More than 300,000 patients received care in community health centers last year, and because of the economy, the centers are expecting to see an increase in patients of between 3 and 4 percent.
“This funding will boost these health centers’ ability to provide critical medical care to thousands of patients,’’ said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard.
Katherine Grant-Davis, President and CEO of the New Jersey Primary Care Association, the trade association that oversees the work of the health centers in New Jersey, said it is “gratifying to see this level of commitment from the federal government so that we can ensure that citizens have access to accessible primary and preventive health care. The Obama administration has recognized the quality work performed by FQHCs and has taken steps to increase the number of centers to expand services.”
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