BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation awards $5.25 million to free clinic association
May 14, 2012
The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation recently announced a three-year $5.25 million grant to the South Carolina Free Clinic Association (SCFCA), according to WISTV.
"South Carolina's free clinics have been taking care of our state's uninsured citizens for years but they cannot offer quality healthcare services without support from our community, both locally and statewide," said Harvey Galloway, the foundation's executive director.
To support the continued operation and success of the SCFCA's 42 member clinics, the organization will receive $1.75 million each year. With the funding, the SCFCA will install a support system that stores and integrates information centrally, which will strengthen the locations' abilities to serve community members. It will also allow the clinics to access a statewide certification program.
Amanda Berrier, the executive director of the SCFCA, told the news agency the award will allow the organization to advance beyond simply supplying uninsured citizens with healthcare and will improve its treatment offerings and help patients live healthier lives.
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