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Children’s takes over pediatric care for closed clinic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Huelseman   
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:13 PM

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has pledged to temporarily provide health care to kids affected by the closing of Neighborhood Health Care Inc.in Harrison.
On December 30, 2013, all NHC Inc. locations were closed due to lack of government funding. This meant that five community-based non-profit health centers in Greater Cincinnati offering primary care services for pregnant women, children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens, would be eliminated.
NHC serves 4,000 patients.

CCH has come to the rescue for some of those patients. Children’s has agreed to temporarily staff the Harrison community health clinic, as well as other communities’ centers affected by the closures to provide care to pediatric patients who previously sought service at NHC Inc., said Dr. Arnie Strauss, chairman of CCH’s Department of Pediatrics The arrangement could span six months to a year.

“The thousands of children impacted by this closure must have a medical home to assure quality and continuity of care,” said Strauss.

“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 now.”

 

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0 #1 2014-01-16 20:28
Anyone know where I can get my daughter's medical records since we were not informed of the closing.