The University of Southern Indiana announced plans to consolidate its three Community Health Centers in Evansville into one primary location beginning September 1, 2018. Glenwood Leadership Academy, which was the first community health center opened by USI on January 9, 2012, will continue to provide patient care. The Cedar Hall Community School location will be open one Wednesday a month and the Lodge Community School location will be closed.
Dr. Ann White, dean of USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, said the decision was based on a lack of continued grant funding. USI has been supplementing the operation of the three centers since the five-year, $1.2 million grant funding for the project from the Health Resources and Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ran out in the spring of 2017 and was not renewed. In order to maintain these services, the University is seeking a sustainable funding source.
“We remain committed to providing primary care services to our patients, but with the lack of grant funding, it made the most sense for us to consolidate our efforts at Glenwood,” said White.
Staff have been notified of the changes and patients will receive notification letters in the coming days. Staff were offered employment at the Glenwood health center or through the College of Nursing and