For the fourth year in a row, the PHP Foundation is helping Maple City Health Care Center to provide health care for people in Goshen.
This year, the PHP Foundation awarded a grant of $110,000 to help Maple City Health Care Center care for people with diabetes.
The grant will support a wide range of services including a chronic disease care coordinator. The care coordinator is a bilingual nurse. The nurse will provide both one-on-one coaching as well as Healthy Living Groups.
About a third of Maple City’s patients are unable to obtain health insurance and about half of the patients speak Spanish.
The PHP Foundation is a program of Physicians Health Plan, a non-profit health insurance company in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Each year, the PHP Foundation helps non-profit charities in northern Indiana. The grants totaled $10 million in the past 15 years
Maple City Health Care Center provides affordable, high quality, integrated health care. Maple City’s services include health care for sick and injured people, immunizations, obstetrical care, behavioral health care, dental care, eye care, chronic disease management, healthy living groups, nutrition counseling, and substance use disorder treatment.
“The PHP Foundation grant helps us improve the quality of our services,” explained said Dr. James Nelson Gingerich, Maple City’s Guardian of Vision. “During the next several months, we will connect with many of our patients by phone and video. The PHP grant is even more important now because people with diabetes are especially vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.”
Maple City Health Care Center fosters a healthy community by providing and promoting high quality, affordable, accessible primary health care.
ABOUT THE PHP FOUNDATION
The PHP Foundation is dedicated to building healthier communities by addressing the health and wellness needs of low-income, high risk individuals in the neighborhoods we serve.
Through the PHP Foundation, we offer grants to tax-exempt, private agencies and/or public charities in 40 northern Indiana counties. These grants, totaling more than $10 million in the past 15 years, have helped fill voids in community needs.
PHP charitable contributions have offered broad social benefits to organizations including Matthew 25, Neighborhood Health Clinics, Super Shot, Inc., Francine’s Friends, and others. In addition, more than a million lives have been improved through improved access to medical and dental education, treatment, medications, and more; most often reaching low income, disadvantaged, medically and emotionally challenged individuals.
ABOUT MAPLE CITY HEALTH CARE CENTER
For nearly 30 years, Maple City Health Care Center has fostered healthy community through affordable, accessible, integrated, high quality health care. Maple City Health Care Center and Vista Community Health Center are designated Patient Centered Medical Homes at the highest standard possible.
For more information about Maple City Health Care Center, visit www.mchcc.org.
NOTE TO EDITOR: If you have trouble reaching Dr. Gingerich, please contact Don Yost at Maple City Health Care Center. Don’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. His office phone is 574-534-0088 ext. 438. His cell phone is 574-202-6032.