VNA Health Care Awarded $378,550 through the Affordable Care Act

Rockford IL, May 21, 2012:  theFranaGroup, a national healthcare consulting firm, announced today the awarding of $378,550 from the Affordable Care Act to provide funds to renovate VNA Health Care’s school based clinic in Aurora East High School. The funds will be used to increase exam room space and improve the clinic’s operating efficiency. “School based health clinics are a key resource for improving the health status of students, and reducing absenteeism due to health conditions. Students’ time in the class room is increased, strengthening the school’s ability to improve learning outcomes,” stated John Frana, President.

theFranaGroup has secured over $253 million in direct grant funding for clients in the past twelve years, and another $633 million in enhanced reimbursement for services, totaling over $886 million to provide care to the uninsured and low income patients. theFranaGroup has an extraordinary application success rate with 20 New Access Point Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinics funded since 1999. In the last twelve years, thay have worked with over 100 organizations, reviewed over 200 clinical sites in 35 states and Puerto Rico.

theFranaGroup is a national health care consulting firm headquartered in Rockford IL, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Clients include health systems, public health departments, hospitals, private practices, residency programs, free clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Frana previously served as President & CEO of Crusader Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, in Rockford for 23 years before creating his own national consulting firm.