Grant: $274,305 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 23, 2009
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Award Description: BSFHC was awarded increased demand for services (IDS) funds to increase and expand comprehensive primary care services to the medically underserved community of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY. These funds are also being used to increase access to care for area residents. Located in the medically underserved community of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY, the Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center will ensure that the intent of the stimulus package is fulfilled through the program outlined herein. The Center planned to lay off Dr. Meka, a .06 FTE family practitioner. Utilizing IDS funds, the Center has retained Dr. Meka. Additionally, the Center has experienced a shortage of nurses. Utilizing these funds, the Center will hire a 1.0 FTE RN. Further, BSFHC will hire a multi-site administrator whose duties will include ensuring that each site operates to maximum patient capacity. Finally, BSFHC will hire a mechanical engineer to ensure that the facility operates optimally thus ensuring that our patients are comfortable and that the health care experience at the Center is a pleasant one. This will encourage patients to return for care and to recommend the Center to others. Thus, utilizing IDS funds, BSFHC will retain one provider and hire three new employees. We expect that over the two-year project period, 800 unduplicated new users will gain access to care as a result of BSFHC?s IDS program. Currently, 23% of our users are uninsured. With a possibly deepening recession, we expect that figure to rise to 30% or higher. Therefore, we estimate that approximately 300 of the unduplicated new users will be uninsured.
Project Description: BSFHC has retained a family practitioner who was scheduled to be laid off. Additionally, we have identified a mult-site administrator who is scheduled to start working at the health center in December. Additionally, we have interviewed registered nurses and have identified an RN who we will likely hire to work at the health center beginning immediately. Additionally, we have identified a mechanical engineer that we are considering hiring. As a result of retaining the family practitioner during this reporting period, BSFCH adult providers saw a total of 295 new unduplicated patients. Of those new patients, 35 were uninsured.
Jobs Summary: We have retained a family practitioner who was scheduled to be laid off. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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