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2018-04-26 Print

Montgomery County Programs Expanding Access to Health Care Services


More than 17,000 underserved or uninsured County residents have benefited.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT

Mary’s Center, Cornerstone Montgomery, Mercy Health, and Mobile Medical Care (MobileMed) will participate in a press conference with U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Tuesday, May 1, to discuss how the organizations are expanding access to health care services in Montgomery County.

Through the implementation or expansion of recent programs, these organizations have collectively increased available health care services to more than 17,000 medically underserved or uninsured patients in the county.

The programs – which address a range of health care needs including behavioral services and care coordination – have benefited from $640,000 in total recent grants provided by CareFirst, the region’s largest not-for-profit health insurer.

The press conference will include remarks from representatives of each organization, CareFirst Senior Vice President Maria Harris Tildon, and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin. Speakers will be available for follow-up questions from media after the presentation.

WHAT:
Recognition of local non-profit health organizations expanding access to care to vulnerable populations.

WHO:
U.S. Representative (D-MD 8th District), Jamie Raskin;
CareFirst Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Community Affairs, Maria Harris Tildon; and
Leadership from Mary’s Center, Cornerstone Montgomery, Mercy Health, Mobile Medical Care

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 1, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The press conference will begin promptly at 12 noon.

WHERE:
Cornerstone Montgomery, 2 Taft Court, Suite 200, Rockville, Md., 20850

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About Mary’s Center:
Founded in 1988, Mary’s Center is a Community Health Center that provides a model of care including healthcare, education and social services to nearly 50,000 individuals from 50 countries through eight locations in Washington, DC and Maryland. Using a holistic, multipronged approach, Mary’s Center helps each participant access individualized services and find the path towards wellness, stable families, educational success and economic opportunities. For more information please visit us at www.maryscenter.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

 
Contact Info
Lyda Vanegas
2333 Ontario Road NW, Washington DC 20009

Phone: 202-420-7051

Website: https://www.maryscenter.org