|Children’s takes over pediatric care for closed clinic|
|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.
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.”