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Grants Awarded to Milford Regional Medical Center

Grants Awarded to Milford Regional Medical Center$567,195
 
Improve Access to Care - Pilot (2012)$442,695
Improve Access to Care - Planning (2011)$124,500
 
Year:2012Amount: $442,695
Title:Improve Access to Care - Pilot
Grant Type: Synergy Initiative - Improving Access to Health
Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) has created the Greater Milford Health Access Coalition which met several times during the planning grant year and determined that the solution for improving access to health care among the underserved in the region was to work with the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (EMKCHC) to open a satellite location in Milford.  The plan is to open the satellite health center in the fall of 2012.  The first part of the year will be spent identifying a location, determining the scope of services and completing whatever construction will be necessary.  EMKCHC plans to offer primary care services on site and is working with local specialty and behavioral health providers to arrange for the provision of those services at this satellite location.

Project Director: Ms. Kathleen Corcoran
Fiscal Agent: Milford Regional Medical Center
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Year:2011Amount: $124,500
Title:Improve Access to Care - Planning
Grant Type: Synergy Initiative - Improving Access to Health
Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is planning to convene organizations and agencies in its service area to develop a plan to improve access to care for vulnerable residents. A community health assessment done in 2010 identified a need to improve outreach to area residents who are not accessing basic healthcare services. The Emergency Department at MRMC was constructed to accommodate 45,000 visits per year. In recent years, the number of visits has been about 60,000. Patients seen in the ED often do not follow through on recommendations for treatment because of difficulties in finding a primary care physician or specialist. Thus, MRMC is interested in working with area providers and social service agencies in exploring the establishment of a community health center.

Project Director: Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak
Fiscal Agent: Milford Regional Medical Center
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