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$1 million grant gives HealthSource green light to expand healthcare services in Georgetown

A healthcare provider with plans to expand their presence in Georgetown just received a big boost from the federal government.

HealthSource of Ohio, which already operates a pediatric care office in Georgetown, received a $1,000,000 grant to go toward construction of a new family care facility in Georgetown. The grant is funded through the Health Infrastructure Investment Program, which is part of the Bureau of Primary Care under the Health Services and Resources Administration within the US Department of Health and Human Services.

“We found out late Tuesday afternoon that we were one of 160 healthcare providers that received an HIIP grant,” HealthSource Vice President of Marketing and Development Lisa Jackson said from Washington D.C. in a phone interview. “We couldn’t be happier for HealthSource and more importantly for the people of Georgetown because it’s an investment into that community and we believe in the healthcare of that community.

“Now that we know the funding has come through for part of the project, we’ll be able to plan quicker.”

Jackson confirmed that, although the final details of the construction haven’t been confirmed, HealthSource still plans on opening their new facility by the summer of 2016. Jackson also revealed that HealthSource plans to apply for another grant through the Southern Ohio Agriculture and Community Development Foundation, which is from the Brown County Office of Economic Development.

Even if those two grants don’t cover the full cost of construction, Jackson said that HealthSource would cover the rest of the costs.

“It’s just a highly competitive process,” Jackson said. “Only 160 awards for 50 states and two territories. There were many applications for this money. We feel very fortunate that we had such a strong proposal and that the federal government funded us.”

One hundred sixty healthcare providers across the nation and in two U.S. territories received HIIP grants totaling $148,857,479.

HealthSource also received a second grant from HHS for $369,992, as part of a program for expanding services to all eight counties that HealthSource serves.

“Local health centers are critical access points for Ohioans in need of quality, affordable health care,” Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (OH-D) said in a statement. “Funding from the health law helps keep open community health centers so more families can access their primary and preventive care. These awards will allow centers to hire more health providers, improve facilities, and enroll more Ohioans in health care coverage.”

HealthSource is mainly a primary care provider, through they do offer comprehensive health coverage at other locations across Ohio including dental health, pharmacy services, behavioral health, and OBGYN services. The plan for the new facility is to offer family care in addition of their pediatric care for youth in the area.

According to Brown County Commissioner Barry Woodruff last month, HealthSource is spending $2.6 million on the project. Jackson confirmed that the financial figure was a preliminary estimate.

According to Jackson last month, the new facility will be built on state Route 125 in between the CVS and Burger King in Georgetown. It’s been hinted that the facility will be built on a piece of property owned by Eric Sroufe, though a closing for the facility’s property has not yet been finalized.

Last month, Jackson estimated the new facility would house 13-14 employees, and HealthSource plans on hiring a new family practitioner next year and could add more practitioners in the future.

HealthSource of Ohio received a $1 million grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to help pay for the construction of a new healthcare facility in Georgetown.
http://newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_HealthSourceOhio.jpgHealthSource of Ohio received a $1 million grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to help pay for the construction of a new healthcare facility in Georgetown.

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

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