Friday, August 30, 2013

NC - HealthServe Closes Friday; 20,000 Patients Affected

HealthServe Closes Friday; 20,000 Patients Affected

2:22 PM, Aug 29, 2013   |   4  comments
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Friday is the last day of business for a Greensboro health clinic.
HealthServe Community Health Clinic - located at 1002 S. Eugene St. - announced in July that they will close its adult practice at the end of August. That day is Friday. At 3 p.m., the clinic will officially lock its doors for the last time.
HealthServe cited multiple reasons, in its July announcement, to close. They said in a statement, "The rising number of uninsured adults needing healthcare, coupled with North Carolina's decision not to expand Medicaid and the loss of historical community funding, has had a significant negative financial impact on the community's largest primary care safety-net provider, Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc. (TAPM)."
The decision to close impacts about 20,000 patients, according to TAPM. 
It is not clear at this time how many employees will be affected. CEO Brian Ellerby said in a news release, "We will discuss options available to these individuals including placement into other open and appropriate positions within the organization as well as unemployment benefits," Ellerby says. "Staff has been loyal to the organization, to its mission and especially to our patients. We will work with them to evaluate their options."
TAPM was formed in 2010 after a merger among Guilford Child Health, HealthServe Community Health Clinic and High Point Adult Health Center.

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