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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Bridging Gaps With $2.5 Grant

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System says connecting people with the community services they need can decrease healthcare costs.

With the help of two-and-a-half million dollars from the federal government, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is embarking on a program to help low income patients.

The money will be used to target 75-thousand people on Medicaid and Medicare and assess their needs in areas like housing, transportation, food, utilities and family violence prevention.

The idea is to connect people with the services they need, in turn, reducing health care costs for high-risk patients.

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.