(Austin) – Central Health announced Dr. Alan Schalscha as the new chief medical officer (CMO), effective June 28. Schalscha will provide clinical leadership and direct oversight of Central Health’s clinical practice of medicine, which includes identifying and mitigating healthcare risks; using a data-driven approach to identify healthcare gaps and prioritize…
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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION (April 27, 2021)
TAKE NOTICE that the Commissioners Court (the "Commissioners Court") of Travis County, Texas (the "County"), shall convene at 9 00 am on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at its regular meeting place in the Commissioners Courtroom, 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas and, during such meeting, the Commissioners Court will consider the passage of one or more orders authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $81,000,000 total principal amount of certificates of obligation, on behalf of and for the benefit of Travis County Healthcare District (doing business as "Central Health") (the "District"), in one or more series (collectively, the "Certificates"), bearing interest at any rate or rates not to exceed the maximum interest rate authorized by law, as shall be determined within the discretion of the Commissioners Court at the time of issuance of the Certificates, and maturing over a period of not to exceed forty (40) years from then date of issuance, for the purpose of paying contractual obligations to be occurred for (I) the acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation and equipping of buildings and land to be used as medical clinics located in Del Valle and Hornsby Bend, (II) the acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation and equipping of buildings and land to be used as a site for the management and administration of District services and the delivery and provision of clinical and medical services located at 1000 E 41st Street, Austin, Texas 78751, and (III) related professional services, including legal, fiscal, engineering and design fees, and costs of issuance The Certificates are to be payable from ad valorem taxes, within the limits prescribed by law, and surplus revenues derived from the operation of the District's healthcare facilities, such pledge being limited to $1,000.
Coronavirus General Information
Central Health is following the direction of federal, state, and local authorities for the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We have posted information regarding testing, clinical access for CommUnityCare patients as well as anyone who needs to visit a Central Health office, and MAP Eligibility.
COVID-19 TESTING DATA
CommUnityCare Health Centers, our affiliated FQHC, is tracking several key data points, including testing positivity rates and geographical statistics.
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Information on Open Government is available at the Texas Attorney General’s Web site, including how to file a request, what to expect, and how to follow-up.
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