U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, has announced that Portage-based NorthShore
Health Centers will receive $1,280,224 from the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services as a continuing grant under the Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA) Fiscal Year 2014 Service Area Competition.
This federal funding will allow NorthShore to continue providing affordable
primary care to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral
health, and pharmacy services, regardless of patients’ level of health
insurance coverage, according to a statement released today.
“NorthShore was happy to receive word from Congressman Visclosky that the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded us $1.28 million,”
NorthShore CEO Jan Wilson said. “We are very fortunate to have Congressman
Visclosky’s support as we continue to move forward and offer services to
residents of Northwest Indiana.”
“Since 1997, NorthShore Health Centers has dramatically improved the quality
of life for families throughout Northwest Indiana,” Visclosky said. “I thank
NorthShore’s dedicated staff for their commitment to improve the scope and
the quality of care available to all.”
“Last year, NorthShore served more than 34,000 patients in over 100,000
visits, an increase of almost seven times the number of patients recorded
when NorthShore first became a HRSA grantee in 2003,” the statement said.
“In the upcoming fiscal year, NorthShore anticipates serving more than
45,000 patients with over 140,000 visits.”