Grant: $766,469 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Feb. 26, 2009
67% voted satisfied - 33% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Recovery Act Health Center Cluster Program. New Access Point
Project Description: The Daily Planet as the grant recipient has entered into a management agreement approved by BPHC to collaborate with Bon Secours Health System to provide primary health and MH services at a New Access Point. This location was once a health center managed by the Daily Planet. The Daily Planet applied for and did not receive a NAP award in 2007 for this location. As a result we were forced to close in December 2008 because of lack of funding. The same target population would be served and the staffing pattern would be closely aligned to the original request.
Infrastructure Description: When this grant was submitted in December 2007 the Daily Planet managed an existing site, Craig Health Center (CHC), which did not receive Federal funding. Originally the Daily Planet planned to develop a medical facility in Essex area Village as a New Access Point in Henrico County, Virginia. Craig Health Center is approximately 2 miles of the Essex village area. Our plan was to transition patients and staff from Craig Health Center to a new site when a building either in or adjacent to Essex Village was refitted for medical services. The NAP award would add the additional support to existing Craig Health Center local support to make it a financially sustainable site. Unfortunately because of financial reasons Craig Health Center closed in December 2008. An area Health System called Bon Secours Richmond Health System which through their Mission Division came forward to help preserve the services that were provided at this site. The Daily Planet worked extremely hard with Bon Secours Richmond Health System Health System to transition patients and staff so continuity of care was held in tact. Since Craig Health Center closed in December Bon Secours Richmond Health System has operated this site and provided primary health care services to this target population. Since there is no longer any local support and Craig Health Center has ceased to operate it would be financially impossible for the Daily Planet to take this award by itself and attempt to open a NAP. We have met with Bon Secours Richmond Health System Health system to ask if they would be willing to collaborate in a public-private arrangement to improve access to this target population. They have agreed. This NAP award combined with Bon Secours Richmond Health System existing resources would be in a much better position to fulfill the grant requirements. Our revised request would allow the Daily Planet as an FQHC to continue to be the recipient of this NAP award and through a management agreement with Bon Secours Richmond Health System for the primary health care services outlined in our original application. The Daily Planet would provide the mental health services as part of the grant requirement. The site for this NAP would geographically remain the same, in Henrico County, Virginia. It would be the old Craig Health Center facility.The same target population would be served and the staffing pattern would be closely aligned to the original request. The major difference would be the arrangement with Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Bon Secours realizes this application is for the special populations, specifically HCHC and I am indicating it in this request. It will also be included in the management agreement between Bon Secours and the Daily Planet.
Jobs Summary: 1.4 FTE MDs; 1.0 FTE FNP; 1.0 FTE: Nurse,0.50 FTE MH clinican; 2.0 FTE Medical Assistants; 1.0 FTE Registrar; 1.0 FTE Eligibilty Screener; (Total jobs reported: 8)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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