CHI receives $1.9M federal grant to expand its healthcare services


Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) recently received a $1.9 million federal grant to provide healthcare services to some of the most needy and under-served people in Coconut Grove and South Miami.

Out of several bids, the Health Resources and Services Administration choose CHI as the provider of choice to bring primary medical care and a host of other services to that area.

This is just one of three new centers to open in the next four months. The new Coconut Grove, South Miami and Kendall centers will bring CHI’s services farther North into areas previously not serviced by the non-profit company. The majority of CHI’s seven current healthcare centers are farther south, primarily in the South Miami- Dade area.

“We welcome the opportunity to move into that area,” said Colonel Brodes Hartley Jr., president and CEO of CHI. “Coconut Grove, South Miami and Kendall are areas with tremendous need and we will be bringing in the same high level services there that CHI already has established farther south and in Marathon.”

The three centers will reach hundreds of thousands of people both lower and middle income to help fill the healthcare gap. Health services will be provided regardless of the person’s lack of insurance or ability to pay based on a sliding fee scale.

Community Health of South Florida has been providing a variety of healthcare services to Miami-Dade and Monroe counties for more than 40 years. It will bring its same exemplary services to the three new centers including: primary care, ob-gyn, dental, pediatrics, behavioral health and more. Door-to – door transportation for patients, pharmacy services and delivery also are part of the CHI one-stop shopping model for care.

CHI is designated as a level 3 patient centered medical home. That’s the highest level of care designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It is just one of many such awards and designations given to CHI for its commitment to putting patient care first at its state of the art healthcare centers.

“I am tremendously proud of CHI and its progress,” Col. Hartley said. “We will continue to reduce barriers and increase access to good healthcare.”

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