Superior Health Foundation introduces Indigent Care Fund

MARQUETTE –Former Medical Care Access Coalition enters agreement with SHF to manage dollars remaining in fund.

The Superior Health Foundation and the Medical Care Access Coalition worked out an agreement with the existing money of approximately $1.2 million. The former Medical Care Access Coalition (MCAC) has been transferred to the SHF to create an Upper Peninsula-wide Indigent Care Fund.

MCAC had been in search of an organization that could manage the assets in a prudent, growth-driven manner with the idea of establishing a fund for non-profit, health-centered organizations across the Upper Peninsula. This was due to the MCAC current accounting system that was being used.

“We did not have the accounting system to manage this kind of money on a long-term basis,” MCAC Board President Dennis Smith explained.

The Superior Health Foundation was extremely grateful for this opportunity to establish a indigent care fund.

“We’ve talked about establishing an Indigent Care Fund and the need, in the Upper Peninsula, for such a fund,” Dr. Coyne said. “With these dollars, graciously awarded to us by MCAC, we’ll be able to provide much-needed funding to those organizations that truly need it. It’s great.”

The SHF Board of Directors will talk about the fund at its May meeting and will determine when money will be available for granting.

The Indigent Care Fund Policy, in its entirety, can be found on the SHF’s website.