On Feb. 4 the Walker County Chamber of Commerce awarded Primary Health Care Center the Small Business of the Year Award. The recognition comes just 21 months after the community health center in Rossville opened. PHCC Rossville has served 4,273 medical and dental patients with 13,015 visits.
Sixty-one percent of patients served in Rossville have been low-income, uninsured individuals who were previously unable to access health care. Eighty three percent of all patients were at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
In addition, the Center has made a significant economic contribution to Walker County through the acquisition of $1,037,000 in grant funding the first year of operation; job creation for 14 full-time personnel, including a family practice physician, family nurse practitioner and general dentist and through expenditures for services and supplies offered by other businesses and vendors in the county and surrounding area.
By collaborating with the Walker County government for the use of the old Rossville Health Department building, Primary Health Care Center’s Rossville site has been a major success story by contribution of quality health care to the county’s most vulnerable populations, generation of additional dollars brought into the county and creation of new jobs.
CEO Diana Allen said the success of PHCC Rossville has been a team effort of all the staff at the Trenton and Rossville sites.