The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPHCF) recently awarded a $50,000 grant to The Wright Center to establish a primary care clinic within Skyview Park Apartments in Scranton. The patient-centered medical home will be a welcoming setting where the health care team works collectively with patients to coordinate care to meet all health and wellness needs.
Challenges to obtaining adequate health care for those within the Skyview Park Apartments community are prevalent and include: language barriers, lack of transportation and insurance and reluctance to seek care unless severely ill. The Skyview Park Primary Care Clinic will expand The Wright Center’s capacity to provide culturally sensitive care to medically underserved patients with a particular focus on the growing Bhutanese refugee, Asian and Hispanic communities. Preservation Management, Inc., the property management company overseeing Skyview Park Apartments, has donated the building space to make the project possible and United Neighborhood Centers will provide on-site social work services.
“We are honored and humbled to have been selected by The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation as a grant recipient this year. Our organizations have similar goals, deliberately focusing on reaching uninsured and underinsured patients and mitigating barriers to providing right-venue, high-quality health care services. We plan to open the clinic this summer and look forward to serving the members of our community through this important initiative,” said Maria Montoro-Edwards, Vice President for Grants and Strategic Initiatives at The Wright Center.by