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New Community Health Center in Steamboat Springs sees 1,400 patients since January

Registered nurse and clinic manager Frannie Johnson prepares a flu vaccine for a waiting patient at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center on the Yampa Valley Medical Center campus in Steamboat.

At a glance

Services the Community Health Center offers:

• Primary care

• Mental health care

• Prescription assistance

• Health screenings and education

• After-hours care

Study estimates VNA’s economic impact

A recent report from the Colorado Community Health Network found that the state’s 18 Community Health Centers serve more than 600,000 patients and together injected $735 million into the state’s economy in 2011. The study found Northwest Colorado VNA “injected $8.1 million of operating expenses into the local economy.” According to the report, the VNA here supported 24 full-time local jobs and created 32 jobs as a result of those operating expenditures that year.

Source: Colorado Community Health Network





Registered nurse and clinic manager Frannie Johnson prepares a flu vaccine for a waiting patient at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Community Health Center on the Yampa Valley Medical Center campus in Steamboat.
John F. Russell

— Usage of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s new Community Health Center in Steamboat Springs quickly is approaching the projection that was made for it last year.