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Rockland County, NY - Refuah Health Center Awarded Grants From U.S. Department of Health

Published on: March 27, 2009 05:25 PM
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Rockland County, NY - Congressman Eliot Engel announced that the Refuah Health Center and Community Medical and Dental Care were each awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from money made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Refuah Health Center received a $304,032 grant and Community Medical and Dental Care received $268,523.

        Rep. Engel said, “This money will not only help the people of the Spring Valley and Monsey area to receive better health care, it will also help our country’s economic health in recovering from our deepening recession.

        Rep. Engel is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health. On Thursday, he was awarded the National Association of Community Health Centers—2009 Distinguished Community Health Superhero Award - - at a meeting with the NACHC in his Washington office. At the ceremony was Chanie Sternberg, Executive Director of the Refuah Health Center.  Two weeks ago, Congressman Engel met with Community Medical and Dental Care CEO Mendel Hoffman, and his associate, Daniel Friedman in his Washington office.

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        The money is part of a total package of $338 million to expand services offered at community health centers nationwide.

The 11-term Congressman said Health Centers are community-run services open to all regardless of their ability to pay. “At a time when health care costs have dramatically increased across the country,” he said, “health centers have kept their costs well under those of other health care providers. In addition, research has shown that health centers actually save the health system money, and that their patients see better results and fewer hospital emergency rooms.”

Congressman Engel signed onto a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking it to include $2.602 billion for the Health Centers program plan in the FY 2010 budget. Health Centers, he said, now treat more than 18 million Americans with scores more high-quality applications for health centers than funding available.

“We must continue to support and expand existing health centers,” Rep. Engel said, “and develop new centers in areas of need. This FY 2010 funding request is an investment in a longer-term plan envisioned by the Health Care Safety Net Act to provide care in a health center to 30 million Americans by 2015.”


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 Mar 28, 2009 at 08:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Its very nice that the Refua Health center was granted more money. again!!! This health center belongs to skver what about our health center here in Monsey the monsey health center? why is it that Monsey clientel have to go to Skver to get prime health care when we have a great health center here in monsey that is lacking in funds to fix it up and to get better doctors and machinery. why isnt money being given to the monsey health center? If money was alloted to the Monsey health center the center would grow and be able to help the many families residing here in monsey on a much larger scale.

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 Mar 28, 2009 at 08:54 PM Monsey Resident Using Refuah Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Its very nice that the Refua Health center was granted more money. again!!! This health center belongs to skver what about our health center here in Monsey the monsey health center? why is it that Monsey clientel have to go to Skver to get prime health care when we have a great health center here in monsey that is lacking in funds to fix it up and to get better doctors and machinery. why isnt money being given to the monsey health center? If money was alloted to the Monsey health center the center would grow and be able to help the many families residing here in monsey on a much larger scale.

Did you read the news article carefully, it says that "Community Medical and Dental Care received $268,523" Community Medical is Monsey Health Center,

Would The Monsey Health Center Have such good Doctors, I believe the monsey clientele wouldn't have to shlep to Refuah.

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 Mar 28, 2009 at 09:54 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Its very nice that the Refua Health center was granted more money. again!!! This health center belongs to skver what about our health center here in Monsey the monsey health center? why is it that Monsey clientel have to go to Skver to get prime health care when we have a great health center here in monsey that is lacking in funds to fix it up and to get better doctors and machinery. why isnt money being given to the monsey health center? If money was alloted to the Monsey health center the center would grow and be able to help the many families residing here in monsey on a much larger scale.

As post # 2 said, COmmunity medical is MOnsey medical.

If they had doctors like Doctor weltin, I would go there.

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 Mar 28, 2009 at 10:16 PM Anonymous Says:

I live in Monsey and use Refuah. They are great and it's not a big shlep. They even provide transportation.

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 Mar 28, 2009 at 11:14 PM Chani Says:

they should open a branch in monsey, when i go to Refuah i see lot's of monsey people

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 Mar 28, 2009 at 11:13 PM Avrumi Says:

they now have a bus from Monsey

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 Mar 29, 2009 at 12:06 AM Anonymous Says:

If the monsey health center gets grants like refuah, why does ot look the way it does??? The building needs a huge make-over then maybe more people will go there!!!

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 Mar 29, 2009 at 12:52 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

If the monsey health center gets grants like refuah, why does ot look the way it does??? The building needs a huge make-over then maybe more people will go there!!!

because they pocket some of the money and do not provide the service the way refuah does.
I switched over from MFHC to Refuah I can write a book about the differences of both centers. Monsey Health Center was as bad as it gets.

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 Mar 29, 2009 at 09:19 PM South Monsey resident Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I live in Monsey and use Refuah. They are great and it's not a big shlep. They even provide transportation.

Where in Monsey do you live? Because from where I live it takes at least 20 minutes to get there. Monsey is not one block long.

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Its very nice that the Refua Health center was granted more money. again!!! This health center belongs to skver what about our health center here in Monsey the monsey health center? why is it that Monsey clientel have to go to Skver to get prime health care when we have a great health center here in monsey that is lacking in funds to fix it up and to get better doctors and machinery. why isnt money being given to the monsey health center? If money was alloted to the Monsey health center the center would grow and be able to help the many families residing here in monsey on a much larger scale.

they did get money read the artical again

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 Apr 01, 2009 at 02:27 PM Monsey Man Says:

I dont know what you people are talking about. I go to the Monsey Medical Center all the time, and the people are great, and the place is in good shape. Why go to New Square?? They're just ganavim!

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