A local organization that distributes money to improve health care statewide is giving out over $2 million in funding for programs and services.
The Care Compass Network will award $2.2 million to local health care providers, organizations, non-profits, and hospital systems.
Care Compass Network was founded in 2015 to improve the infrastructure and quality of health care in the Southern Tier as part of the state’s Medicaid restructuring plan.
Awards include over $336,000 in funding to Ascension Lourdes for community health support programs and an expansion of Lourdes Outpatient Nutrition Services.
Care Compass Executive Director Mark Ropiecki says the mission of the organization is to keep up with the ever-changing health care industry.
“Health Care at-large is going through a lot of transformational changes. The national changes are unknown and there’s no concrete plan with health care. We look at what things are unique to our region and what are some of the long-standing needs,” said Ropiecki.
The Care Compass Network serves nine surrounding counties, with the most of the people it impacts living in Broome and Tioga.
This is the third round of grant funding distributed by the organization.