FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRESCENT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER RECEIVES GRANT FROM BLACK HILLS ENERGY FOUNDATION
DUBUQUE, IA, June 5, 2018 – Crescent Community Health Center has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Black Hills Corporation Foundation. The generous support will assist Crescent in expansion efforts, as they begin to renovate a new building.
In 2017 Crescent served a record number of patients at 6,437, comprising over 18,000 clinic visits. By 2021 Crescent is forecasting to serve 8,000 patients annually. In accordance with Crescent’s mission to provide high-quality care for all, they have begun the process to develop and move to larger space within the neighborhood. In late 2018 or early 2019, Crescent will begin a formal capital campaign to assist in these efforts to ensure no patient is left without access to care in a timely manner.
“Crescent is ecstatic to receive this support from Black Hills! As we embark on the journey of renovation, expansion, and moving – the grant will make a significant impact on the lives of our patients and quality of services provided,” said Chief Executive Officer, Julie Woodyard. “This is a great start to our expansion process, helping us to grow and serve more of our community in need.”
Crescent Community Health Center first opened its doors in October of 2006. Crescent was founded by a group of dedicated board members made up of community stakeholders who identified the need for primary medical and dental care for underserved populations. Since then, Crescent has been providing high-quality primary and preventive medical and dental care to members of the community.