Special Projects Fund

Project Title

Preserving and Enhancing Primary Care Access in Central Queens

Grant Amount

$250,000

Priority Area

Special Projects Fund

Date Awarded

May 07, 2009

Region

NYC

Status

In Progress

Website

http://www.addabbo.org/

SEE GRANT OUTCOMES

These residents have low incomes, high poverty rates, and poor health statuses and by the end of 2008, the situation in this area worsened.

The St. Dominic’s Family Health Center, a primary outpatient center of Mary Immaculate Hospital of Caritas Healthcare, was about to close as Caritas declared bankruptcy. With NYSHealth’s support, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center acquired St. Dominic’s from Caritas and incorporated St. Dominic’s into its Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) network in 2009. This initiative enabled St. Dominic’s to continue operations under new ownership, expand its services, and become self-sustaining.