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July 10, 2023

Family Health Center receives $3M in state funding

A photo of Lou Brady Photo | EDD COTE Lou Brady, president and CEO of Family Health Center, survived an effort in October by FHCW employees to have him replaced.

Family Health Center of Worcester has received $2.9 million from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, part of the agency’s Community Health Center capital grant investment program.

The funding will be used to update infrastructure, an ongoing initiative, and support operations, according to a Monday press release from FHCW.

"Organizations like the Family Health Center of Worcester play a critical role in our community by providing essential healthcare services for diverse populations with diverse needs,” said state senator Robyn Kennedy (D-Worcester)  in the press release. “This capital funding will be a critical investment for FHCW to better serve the evolving health care and social services needs of the Worcester community, from patients suffering with complex health conditions, to those experiencing housing insecurity or grappling with substance use disorder.”

FHCW will upgrade its HVAC system, redesign the entryway and lobby to better support patient needs, and expand the pharmacy.

The funding comes after FHCW enacted a 120-day turnaround campaign, necessitated after financial and organizational turmoil at the tail-end of 2022.

“We are grateful for the collaborative efforts of our local elected officials, FHCW's dedicated team, and to the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers for its unwavering commitment and invaluable support in bringing the Community Health Center Capital Investment Grant Program to fruition. With these funds, we can further improve our infrastructure, enhance our facilities, expand our program offerings and invest in cutting edge equipment and technology, all of which will have a positive impact on the lives of our patients and community,” said Lou Brady, president and CEO of FHCW in the press release.

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