The Center for Family Health announced this week that it has purchased five acres of land to construct its new Community Health Center in downtown Jackson. Construction is to begin April 2010 with a June 2011 opening expected, contingent upon the Center receiving Facility Improvement Program funding for which applications are due to the federal government on August 6.
The facility will consolidate three of Center for Family Health’s sites to bring medical, dental, and administrative services under one roof to make comprehensive health care more accessible to Jackson residents. It will also create 75 full-time positions that will provide care for an additional 13,000 patients in the next five years.
Approximately $1 million in stimulus funding will be used to cover the administrative portion of the facility.