Corner Health Center Director Retiring

Oct 29, 2014

After a long career with Washtenaw County Public Health and spending the last five years leading The Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti, Ellen Clement is retiring.  Clement has helped guide The Corner through changes brought on by health care reform.

Credit cornerhealth.org

Changes include a transition to electronic medical records and meeting new Affordable Care Act quality standards. All while still providing service to 12- to 21-year-olds regardless of their ability to pay. Grants and donations have enabled the non-profit to continue to handle nearly 65-hundred visits from over 13-hundred individuals annually.

Clement expects The Corner will continue to expand services in one important area. "We definitely have a very large and growing niche of providing mental health services right along with primary care services, and have found that is really important in terms of guaranteeing access to the community when kids have mental health needs," Clement says.

She says the organization's next director will need to keep up with the ongoing changes in our nation's health care system that place greater focus on working with large hub organizations.

The Corner's Board of Directors expect to announce a new executive director soon.

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