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January 4, 2008

New Indiana health clinic to fill need

Center serves Vermillion, Parke residents

CLINTON, Ind. — A new health clinic will open in Vermillion County on Feb. 1.

“It was needed,” said Elizabeth Morgan, who was hired as the executive director of the clinic. “There is a lack of health professionals in our area.”

The Vermillion-Parke Community Health Center will be located across the parking lot from West Central Community Hospital at 777 S. Main St.

“We have leased a former doctor’s office and have remodeled it,” said Morgan, who grew up in Cayuga and graduated from North Vermillion High School.

The clinic’s mission is to provide comprehensive, quality primary health care and related services to those in need of medical care, including the medically underserved and vulnerable populations of Vermillion and Parke counties in Indiana without regard to the patient’s ability to pay.

The clinic is seeking a full-time surgeon and part-time doctors. In the interim, doctors will provide services on a rotating day schedule.

Community members, with help from Terre Haute Union Hospital’s Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health and West Central Community Hospital, successfully completed a federal grant application to the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration that was approved for funding. Health centers across the country competed for these funds.

“We are extremely excited about the recent award announcement,” said Jerry Hawkins, the clinic’s board chairman. “These funds will go a long way toward helping us to establish this much needed clinic right here in our backyard.”

Hawkins, a former superintendent of South Vermillion Schools, is the new mayor of Clinton.

The clinic will be a federally qualified community health center, a nonprofit consumer-directed health care corporation that provides comprehensive primary and preventive health care services.

A governing board was established to implement and guide the development of the center. Governing board members are Hawkins, president; Becky Holbert, vice president; Susan Goodman, secretary; Lou Bonomo, treasurer; and Janie Pound, Betty Mooney and Joan Kanizer, board members.

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