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.