U.S. giving $8M to 36 Michigan health centers

LANSING, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — Three-dozen health care centers in Michigan are being given more than $8 million in Affordable Care Act funding.

The announcement was made Friday by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. In all, $295 million was awarded to 1,195 health centers across the country.

According to HHS, the funding will enable the 36 Michigan health centers to hire more workers, stay open longer and expand the care they provide to include new services.

Nine of those health centers are located in West Michigan and Southwest Michigan, including:

  • Intercare Community Health Network in Bangor: $335,248
  • Family Health Center of Battle Creek in Battle Creek: $259,816
  • Lakeland Immediate Care Center Inc. in Cassopolis: $210,752
  • Community Mental Health Services of St. Joseph County in Centreville: $187,000
  • Cherry Street Services, Inc. in Grand Rapids: $379,798
  • Trinity Health Corporation in Grand Rapids: $215,692
  • Family Health Center Inc. in Kalamazoo: $268,594
  • Hackley Community Care Center Inc. in Muskegon: $231,648
  • M.G.H. Family Health Center in Muskegon: $256,674