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MIAMI, May 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ChenMed, one of the nation's leading primary care providers, today announces surpassing its mid-March VaxTheNation goal by more than 40 percent, safely administering COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 70,000 at-risk elderly before Mother's Day, 2021. The community service initiative in 10 states is showing early vaccination benefits for 25,000 Chen, Dedicated, and JenCare Senior Medical Center patients fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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BOCA RATON, Fla., May 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Atlantic University/Northwest Community Health Alliance Community Health Center (FAU/NCHA Community Health Center), operated by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, is the first university in Florida to be designated by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as a "Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike," effective May 1. An FQHC is a clinic that provides comprehensive primary, behavioral health and preventive care to patients of all ages in underserved and rural areas. The purpose of FQHCs is to serve communities that may have financial disadvantages, language barriers, geographic barriers, or other specific needs.

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MIAMI, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Curve Health, a company that provides senior care within skilled nursing facilities through a platform that combines telemedicine, smart billing, health information exchange and predictive analytics, has announced its partnerships with Southview Acres Health Care Center in St Paul, MN and Affinity Healthcare Center in Paramount, CA. These partnerships come as skilled nursing facilities (SNF) seek innovative and safe ways to care for residents amid the challenges that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An organization that serves individuals with mental health and substance use disorders and a specialty care clinic that utilizes clinical health workers to connect underserved patients with community resources are among nine recipients of the Florida Blue Foundation's annual Sapphire Awards. The honorees will share $500,000 in funding that will allow them to continue to focus on innovative ideas and programs to meet local community needs.

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ORLANDO, Fla., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Board-certified emergency medicine physician Dr. JB is pleased to announce the official launch of her new YouTube channel. In her weekly video uploads, Dr. JB delivers straightforward medical information to viewers without using the usual confusing medical jargon. The timing of the launch comes in response to the year-long pandemic that frightened the world and put medicine at the forefront of everyone's mind, no matter how healthy. Putting a focus on typical emergency medical needs, and other general medical information, Dr. JB's YouTube channel speaks directly to the patient's perspective.

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For rural hospitals the fear of not having Medicaid Expansion could leave an impact on the bottom line.