Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Medical Center is working with various community health care organizations to
provide health care access and coverage for pediatric patients who were
previously being served by the non-profit, Neighborhood Health Care Inc.
Cincinnati Children's has agreed
to temporarily staff the Harrison community health clinic until the Health Resources
and Services Administration selects a new FQHC (Federally Qualified Health
Center) provider to serve this community.
This temporary arrangement could last anywhere from six to twelve
months. A team of people at Cincinnati
Children's is working on staffing and operational issues now to get the clinic
started as soon as possible.
Cincinnati Children's will also
maintain health care services at three Cincinnati Public Schools that are no
longer being served by Neighborhood Health Care Inc.
Rockdale Elementary, South Avondale Elementary and Hughes High
School. Cincinnati Children's will
provide health services at these facilities until the end of the current school
year and work with the Cincinnati Public Schools, Interact for Health, and
others on a longer term solution.
"As one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the
community, we are grateful to Cincinnati Children's who will step forward and
lead putting children who need care first and ensuring the healthcare access safety
net stays intact,"said Dr. Noble Maseru,
Cincinnati Health Commissioner.
"The thousands of children
impacted by this closure must have a medical home to assure quality and
continuity of care," said Arnie Strauss, M.D., Chair of the Department of
Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's. "To fulfill this immediate need and to avoid disastrous and potentially
fatal lapses in care, we must help these families and children. It is the right thing to do and must be done
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