Health Center News, Uncategorized

IN: ‘Not a Moment Too Soon’

By: Beau Boughamer

The Times of Northwest Indiana reported on the amazing effects of Recovery Act funds at HealthLinc.

HealthLinc’s “miracle” came not a moment too soon, CEO Beth Wrobel said.

The nonprofit organization, which operates community health centers in Valparaiso, Michigan City and Knox, struggled to accommodate a 50 percent increase in patients between 2008 and 2009.

Its savior came in the form of $735,904 in stimulus funds, Wrobel said. HealthLinc used the money to hire another pediatrician and several behavioral health consultants — and to increase its number of exam rooms in Michigan City.