Lacommunidad Hispana, Ches-Penn Health Services Receive State Grant Funds


Two Chester County health care facilities recently received state Community-Based Health Care Subsidy Program grants to continue to provide health care services to deserving local residents.

Ches-Penn Health Services of Coatesville received a $200,000 grant, and La Communidad Hispana in Kennett Square was granted $152,000.

La Communidad Hispana, located at 731 W. Cypress St., Kennett Square, also recently named Paul Huberty chairman of its board of directors. Huberty is senior vice president for strategic planning and marketing at Chester County Hospital. La Communidad Hispana’s mission extends beyond health care.

This spring local retired business executives from SCORE also participated in an eight-week Latino business seminar, giving interested community members help in starting and running businesses. In February LCH graduated 26 adult students who had earned their graduate equivalency degrees (GED) through courses there.

Ches-Penn Health Services expended to Coatesville in 2005 and provides medical and dental services at the Center for Family Health, 744 E. Lincoln Highway, Suite 110, Coatesville. ChesPenn opened in Chester in 1973 and has a third health care facility in Upper Darby.

Gov. Tom Corbett doubled this year’s grant program to $8 million to increase access to primary care services across Pennsylvania. Michael Wolf, secretary to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, said the program will help improve health care access and preventive primary care services in underserved areas of the state. In all, the state awarded 40 grants in 27 counties.




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