CompleteCare patient

A pediatric patient gets examined by a CompleteCare health worker.

CompleteCare Health Network was awarded one of its largest amounts of federal funding this year to help continue providing community health care services.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services granted more than $8 million to the South Jersey health care provider to support existing and expanded health care services offered to residents in Cumberland, Gloucester and Cape May counties.

CompleteCare offers dental and medical care, including several specialty services. It also serves a large portion of the farming and seasonal migrant populations in South Jersey.

“We already know that far too many New Jerseyans face incredible barriers to adequate health care,” U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said in a statement. “This federal funding will help address these health inequities by bringing quality, affordable health care services into New Jersey while strengthening our communities.”

CompleteCare CEO and President J. Curtis Edwards said the money will help pay doctors, nurses, social workers, dentists and other professionals and staff members so CompleteCare can continue to offer residents high-quality health care services.

“We’re very proud to have gotten notice of the funding again,” he said. “It helps us continue serving our residents with affordable, accessible health care in the communities we serve.”

Edwards said there could have been a competing provider who applied for the same money, but he was glad to see the federal department recognized CompleteCare’s work and commitment to patients by awarding it the funding again.

An additional $3.5 million was given to the city of Newark to support community health care centers.

Contact: 609-272-7022 NLeonard@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressNLeonard

Staff Writer

Previously interned and reported for Boston.com, The Asbury Park Press, The Boston Globe

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