Memphis, TN – April 4, 2013 – Friday at 3:00 p.m., the Rossville Health Center, a satellite location of the Memphis Health Center, Inc. (MHC), welcomed visitors to learn more about their clinic and hear the exciting plans to renovate this location. The renovations were made possible by a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA).
Memphis Health Center, incorporated in 1973, is the first federally qualified health center in Shelby County. Following the ceremony, reception was held inside the Rossville Health Center.
For over twenty years MHC has operated a full service health clinic in Rossville, TN.
This facility provides safe, quality, affordable, effective and comprehensive healthcare to the residents of Fayette County. The funding provided by HRSA will be used to renovate the lobby, exam rooms and upgrade medical equipment. The project also includes the installation of energy efficient HVAC, windows and roof systems. In addition the renovations will include the building exterior and interior improvements including landscaping and parking upgrades.
As a part of the renovations, MHC anticipates expanded clinical services to includepediatrics and podiatry. “This project is forward thinking in scope, recognizing needs and requirements that will propel MHC in transforming into a Patient Centered Medical Home for patients within our community that will be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA),” said Willeen Hastings, CEO of MHC. In addition, this project will incorporate sustainable construction and green design elements throughout.
The Memphis Health Center, Inc. was founded in 1973 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit federally qualified health center with the goal of increasing access to comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare and reducing health disparities in medically underserved areas. The Memphis Health Center will continue to focus on its core values and mission, while adapting to the ever changing technological landscape. The focus will remain, as always, on the patient first and patient centered care.