|Congressman Carson and Local Health Leader Join President to Announce Major Investment in Community Health Centers|
December 9, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman André Carson and HealthNet, Inc. President and CEO Booker Thomas joined President Obama at the White House this afternoon to announce a nearly $10.5 million investment in Indianapolis community health centers. The grant will both create new local jobs and provide greater access to care for the uninsured.
The funds, awarded to HealthNet, were part of a $600 million infusion made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Nationwide, the grants will support major construction and renovation projects at 85 community health centers and help networks of health centers adopt Electronic Health Records and other Health Information Technology systems.
“The Recovery Act continues to make critical investments in our local community—not only stimulating our economy, but also helping real people in need,” said Congressman Carson. “Today’s announcement will put more Hoosiers back to work and help ensure low-income families receive the vital health care they deserve.”
“We are elated that the grant has been approved. It will help us meet the challenges of not only caring for more patients, but providing the best possible care to those most in need. We are incredibly indebted to Congressman Carson for working tirelessly to help us in this effort,” said Booker Thomas.
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