State Agency Issues Bonds To Fund Health Facility Renovations in Butte County
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority recently approved and issued $8.7 million in bonds to fund renovations at three community medical clinics in Butte County this year, the Chico Enterprise Record reports. The funds will be used to expand the Oroville and the Gridley family health centers and to make improvements to the Chico Family Health Center's parking lots and roof. Del Norte Clinics, a not-for-profit copany that owns 10 medical facilities and five dental clinics in five counties, including the Butte County facilities, proposed the bond sale in 2003. Del Norte serves mostly Medi-Cal beneficiaries and uninsured patients; of the 61,402 patients who received treatment at Del Norte clinics last year, 13,649 had no health insurance. CSCDA provides private organizations and local governments with low-cost, tax-exempt funds for qualifying projects (Mitchell, Chico Enterprise-Record, 1/20).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.