Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Tri-Cities Community Health receives grant from US Department of Health and Human Services

PASCO, Wash., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services awarded Tri-Cities Community Health (TCCH) a grant for $500,000 to establish two new school based health centers in Pasco, Washington.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121226/SF34634LOGO)

On December 19, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services approved over $80 million in awards to establish 197 school based health centers across the country to serve an estimated 384,000 students.   $1 million was awarded to three applicants in the State of Washington, of which $500,000 was awarded to Tri-Cities Community Health.  The school-based health centers will provide primary medical care.

Providing health care in schools

TCCH is committed to programs such as Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) and other school-based programs, like Apple Health for Kids Program. Tri-Cities Community Health believes in the big picture and looks to service the whole family.

"The intent is not to wait until you are sick to go see the doctor, but to stay on top of all of the preventative measures, your immunizations, your physicals, your preventative dental care," said Esleen Fultz, CFO at TC Community Health Clinic.

Who is Tri-Cities Community Health

Tri-Cities Community Health (TCCH) www.mytcch.org, is a Federally Qualified Health Center with clinic locations in Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland. This designation allows TCCH to receive federal and state funding to partially cover the cost of providing primary medical care, mental health and dental services to persons and families that have limited access to health care due to a lack of medical insurance or are underinsured. No person is turned away due to an inability to pay.

Over 50% of patients served by TCCH are covered by Medicaid. Another 33% have no insurance at all and are provided services on a discounted basis depending on their income level. TCCH also serves Medicare eligible patients and has contracts with most health plans and commercial insurance companies due to the high-quality of services they provide. It is important to note that close to 70% of the patient population in the Pasco clinics are Hispanic. Over the years, TCCH has made an effort to employ providers and employees who are bilingual. Most of the providers and about 45% the employees speak Spanish. TCCH also provides translation services if a provider does not speak Spanish.

TCCH, committed to providing the best in health care for Tri-Cities.

To meet the growing demands for services, TCCH is expanding its services and clinic locations. Historically, TCCH provided most of its services in a large community health center in Pasco. Under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, TCCH received a $7.4 million federal grant to set up another health center. With this funding, TCCH last year opened a state-of-the art 40,000 square feet community health facility across the street from its main center in Pasco. Another federal grant made it possible for TCCH to open up a clinic three months ago in the City of Richland. This clinic provides medical and behavioral health services. Currently under renovation, with plans underway to relocate the Kennewick clinic to a larger and more attractive facility (formerly the Grace Clinic location) Kennewick will provide primary medical care, dental health, and mental health services. Along with the expansion of new clinics, TCCH has added providers in order to provide excellent patient access. This includes new physicians, nurse practitioners, mental health professionals, dentists, and other health professionals. New patients can be scheduled to see a provider within 3-5 days. Same day appointments are also available for patients who cannot wait due to their medical condition. Patients can also be seen at the Pasco Urgent Care Clinic.

For more information about Tri-Cities Community Health log on to www.mytcch.org.

For press related inquires contact:

Jeff Wright – Public Relations Director

AMI Advertising Agency

www.amiadagency.com

509.529.0175

[email protected]

SOURCE Tri-Cities Community Health

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"Alert Logic is a managed security service provider that basically deploys technologies, but we support those technologies with the people and process behind it," stated Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"We specialize in testing. DevOps is all about continuous delivery and accelerating the delivery pipeline and there is no continuous delivery without testing," noted Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"ProfitBricks was founded in 2010 and we are the painless cloud - and we are also the Infrastructure as a Service 2.0 company," noted Achim Weiss, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of ProfitBricks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
"We do data integration for B2B also application to application, and we do data management and enable Big Data," explained Pat Adamiak, Vice President, Product Marketing at Liaison Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The Cloud industry has moved from being more than just being able to provide infrastructure and management services on the Cloud. Enter a new era of Cloud computing where monetization’s services through the Cloud are an essential piece of strategy to feed your organizations bottom-line, your revenue and Profitability. In their session at 16th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia, discussed how to easily o...
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Palerra, the cloud security automation company, announced enhanced support for Amazon AWS, allowing IT security and DevOps teams to automate activity and configuration monitoring, anomaly detection, and orchestrated remediation, thereby meeting compliance mandates within complex infrastructure deployments. "Monitoring and threat detection for AWS is a non-trivial task. While Amazon's flexible environment facilitates successful DevOps implementations, it adds another layer, which can become a ...
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Opening Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, S...
Delphix, the market leader in Data as a Service (DaaS), has been announced winner of the DevOps Solution Award at the prestigious Computing Vendor Excellence Awards in London. The awards celebrate the achievements of the technology vendors and service providers that are leading the field of enterprise IT. Delphix was recognised as the vendor demonstrating the most effective support of DevOps culture for its ability to improve time to market and collaboration between teams.
"Our biggest growth area has been the security services, the managed services - the things that differentiate us in the market that there is no client that's too small and there's no client that's too big," explained Paul Mazzucco, Chief Security Officer at TierPoint, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"We've just seen a huge influx of new partners coming into our ecosystem, and partners building unique offerings on top of our API set," explained Seth Bostock, Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...