PediPlace, a Lewisville-based nonprofit pediatric clinic, aims to make healthcare a reality for every child. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the CoServ Charitable Foundation presented a $40,000 grant to help the nonprofit achieve that goal.
Thursday, Dec. 1, CoServ announced it was giving a $10,000 grant to help Health Services of North Texas. The organization provides medical assistance to those in need in Denton and Collin counties.
The grant will fund treatment for illnesses, immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, asthma and newborn care, among other medical necessities.
PediPlace CEO and President Larry Robins thanked CCF for its contribution, citing a 2015 study that showed children on Medicaid who receive medical treatment become healthier adolescents. PediPlace is needed, he said, as the number of doctors accepting Medicaid patients continues to decline.
“Our goal is to increase the health of our children and their families by becoming their medical home,” Robins said. PediPlace charges for treatment on a sliding scale and turns no one away.
Since 2004, CCF has donated $278,000 in funds to treat the community’s children.
“The funds come from our Members and Customers who round up their bills,” said CoServ Director of Community Relations Vicki Sargent. “It’s an honor for us to facilitate their good will.”
Health Services of North Texas
A $10,000 grant from the CoServ Charitable Foundation will help Health Services of North Texas provide more medical assistance to those in need in Denton and Collin counties.
Health Services expects to serve more than 12,000 patients this year through its seven medical facilities. In 2015, medical staff at the clinics conducted 33,000 medical visits and expect to exceed that number by the end of 2016.
CCF’s grant helps with future expansion needs as well as acknowledges what the organization is doing, said Chief Executive Director Doreen Rue. “Not only does it show us surrounding our collective arms around the community,” it also is welcomed by the staff. “We really appreciate CoServ’s support.”
Health Services of North Texas was one of several regional entities to seek a Federal Qualified Health Center designation from the federal government as the Affordable Care Act was being implemented. Since 2012, the agency has grown from serving 2,500 to 12,000 individuals near or below the federal poverty level. It is one of 73 FQHCs serving patients in Texas.
“We are excited to support agencies such as Health Services of North Texas that are committed to helping people across the CoServ service territory,” said CoServ Community Relations Director Vicki Sargent. “They are supplying needed medical services in both Denton and Collin counties – in much of the same areas we supply electricity and gas.”
The CoServ Charitable Foundation is focused on supporting education, meeting basic human needs and promoting community vitality. Funding for most CCF grants comes from members and customers through Operation Roundup®, and this money can only be distributed within CoServ’s service territory. Additional donations come from employee payroll deductions, fundraisers and other events, and these funds can be spent outside of CoServ’s service territory. To view all grant recipients or to submit a grant request, please visit the CCF area of CoServ.com. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or need additional information.