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Metrocrest Hospital Authority Partners with Local Organizations to Create Awareness of Affordable Health Care Services Available in the Community

July 25, 2023  (Dallas, TX) -- Metrocrest Hospital Authority (MHA) has partnered with PediPlace, Woven Health Clinic and the Carrollton Fire Rescue to disseminate flyers providing information on low-cost health care services available in Carrollton and surrounding areas. The flyers are being distributed by the Carrollton Fire Department to residents without a medical home for routine primary healthcare.

 

“Many of the calls for emergency medical care can be avoided if the patient

has routine medical care from a primary care physician or pediatrician,”

said Krista Weinstein, chief operating officer for Metrocrest Hospital

Authority. “Our goal is to educate the community on the affordable

services available to them through organizations like PediPlace and Woven

Health Clinics.”

 

“The fliers allow our paramedics to provide critical health care information

in written form in both English and Spanish to residents,” said Caleb Rosier,

City of Carrollton Fire Rescue.  “These partners help us better serve the

community’s health care needs.”

 

The flyers began circulating in July with information about services provided

by PediPlace and Woven Health Clinics. PediPlace offers quality, safe, equitable, compassionate, family-centered primary care to children

ages new-born to 18 looking for accessible and exceptional health providers.  Woven Health Clinics, located in both Farmers Branch and

Carrollton, provides free and low-cost health care services to adults who live in Dallas, Carrollton, Coppell, Addison, and Farmers Branch to

those who cannot afford it. The community clinics cover both the uninsured and under-insured, as well as some free healthcare services.

 

"Our mission is to make healthcare a reality for every kid,” said Larry Robins, president & ceo of PediPlace. “Too often we find that families assume they cannot access quality care if they are uninsured or use Medicaid or CHIP benefits. But they can! We are reaching parents who would otherwise go without care or resort to the ER or costly urgent care facilities. We want families to know they have a medical home with us – a place they can turn to for primary care and answers to their most pressing medical questions.”

 

“Our clinics are designed to focus on wellness and disease prevention – all of which is accessible and affordable,” said Lisa Rigby, executive director of Woven Health Clinic. “Our patients are our priority. Everyone who comes through our doors is treated with compassion and respect.”

 

Both PediPlace and Woven Health Clinic offer bilingual services. For more information about Metrocrest Hospital Authority, visit www.mhatx.org.

 

About MHA

Since its creation in 1975, Metrocrest Hospital Authority has strived to create a quality healthcare environment its service area.

 

Almost 50 years later, MHA continues to be a catalyst for access to quality healthcare through partnerships that improve the health of the community. MHA believes that health encompasses physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or illness. By managing resources wisely, MHA is able to collaborate and support organizations that provide access to healthcare, prevention, early detection, and treatment programs with evidence-based models and

measurable results.

METROCREST HOSPITAL AUTHORITY SEEKS LOCAL PROJECTS TO FUND

2023 Community Health Needs Assessment revealed areas of healthcare to focus 

Carrollton, Texas (February 21, 2023) – Metrocrest Hospital Authority (MHA) is seeking to fund local projects in areas of maternal health, dental prevention and education, or healthcare for individuals with special needs. Project programming must fall within the Metrocrest service area of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Coppell, and Addison.

 

“Last year’s Community Health Needs Assessment revealed maternal health, dental prevention and education, and other areas of need in our community,” said Metrocrest Hospital Authority CEO John Mahalik. “We learned a lot from conducting the CHNA and we’re using that data collected to focus funding projects that fill these needs.” 

Projects must fall into one of the following priority issue areas:

  1. Healthcare access to primary care including supply, financial resources, capacity, care, and resource navigation

  2. Diabetes and Nutritional Health

  3. Health Screenings and Prevention that are tied to primary care

  4. Behavioral Health

  5. Dental and Vision Health 

 

To be considered, organizations must fill out a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) on The Dallas Foundation’s online portal by Monday, March 27, 2023. 

 

For more information visit the funding page on our website. 

About MHA

Since its creation in 1975, Metrocrest Hospital Authority has strived to create a quality healthcare environment for both providers and users in its service area. 

 

Almost 50 years later, MHA continues to be a catalyst for access to quality healthcare through partnerships that improve the health of the community. MHA believes that health encompasses physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or illness. By managing resources wisely, MHA is able to collaborate and support organizations that provide access to healthcare, prevention, early detection, and treatment programs with evidence-based models and measurable results.

METROCREST HOSPITAL AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES 2022 CHARITABLE DONATIONS

More than $2.8 million donated to support charities in DFW

Carrollton, Texas (June 21, 2022) –  Metrocrest Hospital Authority (MHA) has announced charitable contributions for 2022. “MHA places a high value on developing partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the community to enhance the quality of life for residents of the Metrocrest service area, particularly Carrollton and Farmers Branch,” said John Mahalik, MHA CEO. “We’re pleased to be able to support these organizations that provide important resources and services to our community.”

 

This year, the Authority has distributed $2,881,484 in funding to support the following organizations:

 

The American Heart Association’s CPR Anytime and Hypertension Treatment Algorithm programs (Target BP). CPR Anytime is a training kit that allows participants to learn basic lifesaving skills from the comfort and privacy of their home or workplace. Target BP is a national initiative that helps health care organizations and care teams, at no cost, improve BP control rates through an evidence-based quality improvement program and recognizes organizations committed to improving BP control. MHA will also fund AHA’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™, which allows patients the opportunity to better control their cholesterol.

 

Bridge Breast Network’s programs provide comprehensive breast health education, patient navigation and access to mammography and treatment services.

 

Carrollton Fire Rescue’s Sudden Cardiac Survival initiatives provide emergency medical training and lifesaving skills.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD’s counseling services including Chemical Dependency, Crisis, Counseling Connection Center and Communities In School support. Funding will also support the Biomed Academy which currently serves more than 200 students.

 

Children's Advocacy Center for North Texas’ Forensic Medical and Mental Health Services for Abused Children. These services assist more than 10,000 abused children through coordinating investigations of child abuse and providing therapy and medical services, family assistance and prevention education.

Children's Medical Center Foundation’s School-Based Telehealth for Primary Care and Behavioral Health in CFBISD.

 

Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region provides direct student intervention and individualized services for at-risk students in CFBISD campuses, with focus on mental health assessment and evaluation.

 

The Concilio’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families educates families at an increased risk for obesity and diabetes by encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviors such as improved nutrition and physical activity.

 

Essilor Vision Foundation’s Kids Vision for Life program provides vision exams and prescription eyeglasses to low-income CFBISD students at no cost.

 

Metrocrest Services provides operating support for programs for low-income individuals, families and seniors to access healthcare and nutrition.

 

PediPlace provides access to quality pediatric healthcare for children living in the MHA service area.

 

Woven Health Clinic’s PREVENT Disease NOW! program implements evidence-based disease prevention best practices for cancer and chronic diseases, including diabetes, depression, anxiety, obesity, and others.

 

 

About MHA

Since its creation in 1975, Metrocrest Hospital Authority has strived to create a quality healthcare environment for both providers and users in its service area. Almost 50 years later, MHA continues to be a catalyst for access to quality healthcare through partnerships that improve the health of the community. MHA believes that health encompasses physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or illness. By managing resources wisely, MHA is able to collaborate and support organizations that provide access to healthcare, prevention, early detection, and treatment programs with evidence-based models and measurable results.

 

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Metrocrest Hospital Authority Conducts Community Health Needs Assessment

Dallas, TX – March 25, 2022 -- Metrocrest Hospital Authority commissioned the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify healthcare needs in the dynamic and fast-changing communities it serves (Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and surrounding areas). A presentation of the report will be held Friday, March 25 at 8:30 am at the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Multipurpose Center in Irving, TX.

 

“The CHNA gives the community comprehensive information about the current health status, needs, and issues faced today,” said John Mahalik, Metrocrest Hospital Authority CEO. “We’re excited to present this information and see it used to close gaps on the unmet health needs in our community.”

 

Metrocrest Hospital Authority’s current investments in community health have been rooted in supporting services that reach underserved community members. The CHNA also identified additional opportunities for community investment including:

  • Respond to socioeconomic needs increased through COVID

  • Increase access to health care

  • Increase community competence for behavioral health

  • Increase percentage of mothers that receive prenatal care in the first trimester

  • Educate policy makers on the impact of social determinants of health

 

MHA’s CHNA data and information was compiled using a systematic process and involved the community at each step along the way helping to identify and analyze community health needs. For more information about Metrocrest Hospital Authority visit, www.mhatx.org. To read the full Community Health Needs Assessment visit, https://www.mhatx.org/chna.

 

About MHA

Since its creation in 1975, Metrocrest Hospital Authority has strived to create a quality healthcare environment for both providers and users in its service area.

 

 

Almost 50 years later, MHA continues to be a catalyst for access to quality healthcare through partnerships that improve the health of the community. MHA believes that health encompasses physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or illness. By managing resources wisely, MHA is able to collaborate and support organizations that provide access to healthcare, prevention, early detection, and treatment programs with evidence-based models and

measurable results.

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