Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (SURHC) and Saint Luke’s Health System (SLHS) are pleased to announce they are in negotiations regarding the future of Cabot Westside Health & Dental Center, located at 2121 Summit Street in Kansas City, Mo. Negotiations center on a proposed plan for Cabot to become part of SURHC.
Due to changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act and the changing face of healthcare, Cabot would benefit by achieving the status of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). SURHC is one of three designated FQHC’s in the greater Kansas City area. The proposed transaction will allow SURHC to secure approval from the federal government for Cabot to be included under Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center’s FQHC status. This will afford Cabot greater financial security, benefits and resources for expansion. SURHC and Cabot both provide primary medicaland dental services for a large segment of patients with little or no health insurance, who pay on a sliding scale basis, depending on income.
Negotiations are ongoing and expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, with an anticipated completion date of November 1, 2013.
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About Samuel U. Rodger’s Health Center
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (SURHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing high quality, compassionate and affordable healthcare for all. Founded by Samuel U. Rodgers, M.D., more than 40 years ago, SURHC was the first federally recognized community health center in Missouri. Last year SURHC provided medical, dental and behavioral health services to more than 21,000 patients at its eight locations.
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