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Central Health Convenes Healthcare Summit

Central Health, in partnership with the Austin Area Research Organization, has released a new white paper entitled Health and Health Care Trends & Innovations in Central Texas, which asks and answers the question: Why care... Read more

Board approves fiscal year 2012 Budget

The Central Health Board of Managers approved the organization’s fiscal year 2012 budget on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Travis County Commissioners Court is expected to approve the budget on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The following are... Read more

Central Health is assigned a AAA rating from S&P in Procuring Financing for Health Center Projects

As expected, Central Health has obtained financing for two new health care facilities through the issuance of certificates of obligation. In addition, Standard & Poor’s assigned the organization a AAA credit rating, the highest possible.... Read more

Dr. Coopwood receives award

The Austin Business Journal has recognized Dr. Thomas Coopwood, chairperson of the Central Health Board of Managers, with its prestigious Health Care Heroes Special Achievement Award. Dr. Coopwood received the honor at the annual Health... Read more

Central Health Ends Funding for Pregnancy Terminations

The Central Health Board of Managers voted to end funding for elective pregnancy termination services at the Board’s Thursday, Aug. 11 special called meeting. Central Health currently allocates approximately $450,000 to contracts with providers of... Read more

6/15 – Board Approves Mental Health Expansion

The Central Health Board of Managers voted to approve a service expansion with Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC) to support additional inpatient mental health services and fund two new pilot programs. The contract expansion... Read more

Central Health Purchases VA Clinic

Central Health on Friday May 27 purchased the VA Austin Outpatient Clinic, including the 67,577 sq ft building on 6.83 acres and surrounding 3.5 acres of land, for $8 million. The Central Texas Veterans Health... Read more

Board Approves Service Expansions

The Central Health Board of Managers on Wednesday approved expansion of services with two existing contracted partners. The first expansion will increase the total annual contract amount for family medical services with Austin Medical Education... Read more

Lynne Hudson Appointed to Board

The Austin City Council has appointed Lynne Hudson to the Central Health Board of Managers. Ms. Hudson replaces outgoing board member Bobbie Barker, who announced her retirement last month. Ms. Hudson’s professional career is focused... Read more