Former Rural Health CEO joins theFranaGroup. theFranaGroup welcomes Elizabeth Morgan Burrows, JD.

Rockford IL, October 2, 2016 – theFranaGroup announced that Elizabeth M Burrows JD, the former Chief Executive Officer of Valley Professionals Community Health Center in Indiana, has joined theFranaGroup as a Senior Associate.  Burrows will be bringing to theFranaGroup her expertise in legal writing, grant writing, project management, communication skills, risk management, compliance, quality improvement, policy advocacy, strategic planning and operational management.

Burrows has a law degree from Indiana University and served in several leadership roles including: CEO of Vermillion Parke Community Health Center, Director of the State Office of Rural Health, Indiana State Department of Health; Project Manager of the Office of Community & Rural Affairs in Indianapolis, Indiana and Community Development Assistance for US Dept. of Agriculture-Rural Development Agency.

“Elizabeth’s extensive knowledge and experience in the rural healthcare field, federal grant making processes, the Federally Qualified Health Center program, and expertise in rural primary care make her a valuable asset to theFranaGroup and its growing list of clients,” said John Frana, President of theFranaGroup, “we are excited to bring her skills to our client base”.

About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup, founded in 1999, is a healthcare consulting firm that provides solutions for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), including a wide array of services tailored to Community Health Center operations and strategy, both before and after funding. With a proven track record of success, theFranaGroup offers a variety of services to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development.  The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billion in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities.  In 2015 alone, theFranaGroup client clinics served more than 544,754 unduplicated patients with over 1,600,000 patient visits.  As a result, these healthcare facilities better served their communities and improved the overall access and quality of health services provided to the most at-risk populations.