Health Center Receives Investment From American Rescue Plan

Health Center Receives Investment from American Rescue Plan

Cassopolis, MI, April 1, 2021 – Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties, will receive $2,285,750 over the course of two years as a part of the American Rescue Plan.

The American Rescue Plan provides a $6 Billion investment for Community Health Centers nationwide to expand COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and health care services to individuals who are at higher risk for COVID-19. Nearly 1,400 health centers across the country will be provided funding beginning in April. 1 in 5 individuals in rural populations receive care from Community Health Centers and more than 91% of health center patients are living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This investment allows health centers to make improvements to infrastructure and expand operational capacity in order to better serve their communities.

CFCN is excited to begin planning to determine how to best utilize the investment. “This is an incredible opportunity for our health center to have a bigger impact. We’re not looking to grow our service area. We’re looking to continually enhance the depth of services we are able to offer our patients” says CFCN Chief Executive Officer, Mary Geegan Middleton.

About CFCN

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated as a
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN
provides quality affordable healthcare for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien
Counties. For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org.

 

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Flu Vaccinations

National Influenza Vaccination Week

There’s still time to get your flu shot! This week is the National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) and it is intended to focus on the importance of the influenza vaccination.

Getting your flu shot is the most impactful thing you can do to protect your family from flu season while facing a global health crisis. It is recommended that anyone older than six months receives an annual flu vaccine. By doing so, you may prevent illness, medical visits, hospitalizations, and even deaths. The flu vaccine is safe, CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration work to ensure that the vaccine meets the highest safety standards each year. For more information about the safety of flu vaccines, please visit: www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/vaccinesafety.htm.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network encourages you to get your flu shot and take measures to protect yourself and your family.

 

About Cassopolis Family Clinic Network

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides high quality, affordable healthcare for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties.  For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

National Health Center Week, August 9-15

National Health Center Week, August 9-15

Cassopolis, MI, August 13, 2020– For more than 50 years Community Health Centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality primary health care to people regardless of their ability to pay. The program has grown from just two clinics in rural Mississippi in 1965 to nearly 1,400 health centers operating approximately 13,000 delivery sites across America and serving almost 30,000 people.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN) is proud to be included in this network of health centers, with 4 clinic sites; Cassopolis Family Clinic, Ranger Wellness Center, Niles Community Health Center, and Niles Community Health Center Dental. CFCN serves nearly 13,000 people in Cass and Southeast Berrien Counties.

To celebrate National Health Center Week, CFCN announces the opening of its Substance Use Treatment Program at Niles Community Health Center. Part of an integrated behavioral health service, people living with addiction can receive help to recover from this chronic disease. Behavioral health providers work closely with CFCN’s medical doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide care for the whole person. 

“The Substance Use Treatment Program and behavioral health services unit was dedicated in a small ceremony on August 11th, honoring Judge Susan L. Dobrich,” said Mary Geegan Middleton, CEO. “In honor of Chief Judge, Susan L. Dobrich, Cass County Courts, whose advocacy for increased access to behavioral health services upstream was the inspiration for Niles Community Health Center behavioral health.”

NCHC is owned and operated by CFCN, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated a Federally Qualified Health Center. CFCN provides primary care, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, dental, pharmacy, and healthcare enrollment assistance services. For more information, go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 262-4749 or (269) 665-8800 for Behavioral Health.

 

Mary Geegan Middleton, CEO

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network

 

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

CFCN Receives Emergency Grant from Direct Relief to Bolster the Healthcare Safety Net in Cass and Southeast Berrien Counties

CFCN Receives Emergency Grant from Direct Relief to Bolster the Healthcare Safety Net in Cass and Southeast Berrien Counties 

Cassopolis, MI, June 15, 2020 – Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN) today announced an infusion of $50,000 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers.

CFCN was among 518 federally qualified health centers to receive funding this week through Direct Relief’s $25 million Covid-19 Fund for Community Health, which recognizes the profound effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the finances, services, staff, and patients of community health centers.

CFCN will use the funds to help offset expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Access to primary care is what keeps people healthy and out of the hospital, and the frontline work of CFCN and other nonprofit community health centers across the U.S. is more critical than ever with the onset of Covid-19,” said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe. “Direct Relief is doing everything possible to bolster the work and support the staffs at the safety-net health facilities on which so many patients and their families rely for excellent care and trust for advice in this public health emergency.”

Nearly 30 million (1 in 12) of the country’s most vulnerable residents – including 1 in 3 individuals living in poverty, 1 in 5 Medicaid beneficiaries, and 1 in 9 children – rely on federally qualified health centers like CFCN for their healthcare. That number is expected to rise as more people lose employer-sponsored insurance.

“We are grateful for this critical and immediate support as Community Health Centers work hard to keep communities safe during an unprecedented pandemic,” said Tom Van Coverden, President & CEO of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). “We are also deeply appreciative of our longstanding partnership with Direct Relief in these uncertain times and their efforts to ensure that health centers confronting multiple challenges in underserved communities have the resources when and where they need them. We know that many donors and contributors have helped to make this fund possible, and we further extend our appreciation to all of them.”

About CFCN

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated as a Federally
Qualified Health Center (FQHC). With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides quality affordable healthcare for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties. For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org.

 

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

An Act of Solidarity

An Act of Solidarity

June 17, 2020 | A statement from Cassopolis Family Clinic Network

In light of recent current events, we invited all employees to kneel in silence for 8 min and 46 seconds at 12:45PM on Tuesday June 16th. This was meant as an act of solidarity, acknowledging systemic racism and its negative impacts, particularly health disparities for people of color in our community and the nation at large. Community Health Centers were founded in the 1960s as a result of the Civil Rights Movement with the goal of ending health inequities. Cassopolis Family Clinic’s vision of providing “high quality, integrated healthcare for all members of the community” aligns with national calls to bring awareness and action to this long standing issue. This act of solidarity renews our already passionate commitment to living out our vision as an organization.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).