Health partners of Western Ohio earning major grants to start a new clinic in Kenton, and the group celebrates by getting to work.
Officials for the health agency based in Lima are already starting the renovation and remodeling process at their new site on Main Street in Kenton. The agency was one of 219 health centers to be given the federal grant which equals out to $650,000 dollars a year. The clinic creates a new, closer access point for members of the Hardin County community who use the services that health partners provides.
The center is expected to be ready for patients in the next few months. Organizers say the clinic will be open to everybody. However, they will seek out the high number of people in Hardin County who are unemployed, uninsured, or underinsured and have few medical options.
Health partners officials have been seeking funding to open the Kenton center for the last five years.
The renovations will continue Thursday with Procter and Gamble employees helping out during their annual Make a Difference Day.