MHEDS has been approved for a site visit from HRSA in September, as the next step in receiving Federal approval as a Health Center Look-A-Like site. This designation will help improve both agency revenue, and the quality of patient services.
MHEDS was recently awarded a grant from the Hamot Health Foundation as part of their 21st Century Initiative. MHEDS was one of 10 local grants, and will offer patients the opportunity to meet together by language groups to discuss the healthcare system in Erie as well as how to navigate the various programs, and maintain family wellness.
As the number of new refugee arrivals has decreased, MHEDS will be expanding outreach to the low income and senior citizens in need of healthcare services. Since most of our patients come from the 16503 zip code area, we will be marketing our program to those inner-city residents. MHEDS is currently accepting new patients, and many days, can offer same day, walk-in, service.
MHEDS has paved the parking lot, installed a new awning, and repainted our handicapped ramp. MHEDS also has installed a safer entrance into our lobby, and an emergency generator. We are trying to update our curb appeal and attract new patients. We now have three Doctors on staff and some evening appointments as well. We are on the city bus line, and are conveniently located just south of 29th and Peach.
MHEDS is once again participating in Erie Gives, sponsored by the Erie Community Foundation. The event will take place on August 14, 8 am-8 pm. Your on-line giving support will be greatly appreciated. MHEDS is one of the only Healthcare Centers that does not receive Federal subsidy support. All giving will go toward supporting those patients who cannot afford to pay for their healthcare services. Your donations can make a difference in the healthcare services MHEDS can provide, and the overall health of Erie’s inner-city residents!