- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A community health center in Lafayette says it’s getting nearly $1.2 million in private and government grants to help with renovations and expansions.

Riggs Community Health Center says it received $1 million in Affordable Care Act funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. The health center service low-income residents in Tippecanoe County and surrounding counties.

Bambi McQuade-Jones is Riggs president and CEO. She tells the (Lafayette) Journal and Courier (https://on.jconline.com/1WrfuwA ) that the center will use the money to buy medical equipment. She says the funds also will pay for renovations that will make room for eight additional providers. McQuade-Jones says Riggs hopes to increase patient visits from 41,000 this year to 56,000 next year.

The center also received a nearly $200,000 grant from North Central Health Services.

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Information from: Journal and Courier, https://www.jconline.com

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