Frances Nelson gets second six-figure gift in a week

Frances Nelson gets second six-figure gift in a week

CHAMPAIGN — The parent organization of Frances Nelson Health Center and SmileHealthy has received word of its second financial gift in a week.

The latest gift to Promise Healthcare, announced Wednesday, was a $200,000 gift from the Carle Foundation to help cover the cost of providing health care for the under-served population in the local community, the organization said.

The gift was designated through the United Way of Champaign County, and followed a $100,000 award Promise Healthcare said Monday it will receive from the Delta Dental Foundation of Illinois.

United Way President and CEO Sue Grey said the Carle gift will help Frances Nelson Health Center — a Champaign federally qualified health center serving needy patients — to increase patient capacity, improve services and reduce wait times.

The Delta Dental Foundation's Wisdom Tooth Award will help SmileHealthy integrate dental care with primary medical care for children at Frances Nelson and add clinic days for children at the dental center and through its mobile program, Promise Healthcare Executive Director Nancy Greenwalt said.

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Bulldogmojo wrote on January 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I support FNHC with bi-weekly deductions form my check and I am glad to see Delta Dental is a supporter also.

However maybe Delta Dental should also get it's act together on paying for it's insurance obligations a little faster than 265 days out which is the current delay for state employees dental claims, Plus the 9% in late fees that are also costing the state a fortune.