During the month of October, Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. (GHNHC) in St. Louis, MO, hosted two very special guests. Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration and U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond (R-MO) visited the health center on two separate occasions.
GHNHC was one of the 143 health centers receiving a total of $727 million in Capital Development program funding made available through the Affordable Care Act earlier in October. While Dr. Wakefield was visiting GHNHC’s Water Tower Health Center, she toured the facility and presented a symbolic check for $2,147,821 (pictured). With these funds, GHNHC plans to renovate facilities and provide radiology services.
Senator Bond visited GHNHC’s Water Tower Health Center to tour the facility and get an update on the center’s mission to help revitalize St. Louis neighborhoods in need. According to the press release, GHNHC President and CEO Alan O. Freeman and Grace Hill Settlement House President and CEO Dr. Roderick Jones, issued a joint-statement saying, “Senator Bond has long championed Community Health Centers and the placed-based work of Settlement Houses in supporting working families with important foundations such as affordable housing, health care and childcare in neighborhoods we are privileged to serve.”
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