Staff Spotlight: From Louisiana to New York City

Categories: Investment, PCDC News
Johvanna Sampson, Senior Loan Officer, joined PCDC’s Capital Investment team in 2016. Originally from Louisiana, Sampson recognized the untapped potential and need for health care expansion in her home state. Since then, Sampson has been the driving force behind PCDC’s impact in Louisiana by establishing relationships across the state, including with the Louisiana Primary Care …

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‘People Want to Come Here’: Tips from a Health Center CEO

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
Of the four community health centers founded or developed by Luisa Buada, perhaps one is most prominent: Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto, CA. As Chief Executive Officer for the last 15 years, Buada has energized every facet of Ravenswood — including its transformation from a collection of modular buildings to a gleaming, …

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PCDC Receives $950,000 Award from the CDFI Fund

Categories: Investment, PCDC News
The Primary Care Development Association (PCDC) has been awarded $950,000 by the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. PCDC is among 302 CDFIs nationwide — the largest number of recipients in the CDFI Fund’s history — to receive a total of $202.2 million in grants and loans. The awards, part of the FY …

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PCDC’s First Financing in Washington Brings Needed Dental and Behavioral Care

Categories: Investment, PCDC News
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced the completion of its first financing in Washington State: a $15.2 million project that answers an urgent need for dental and behavioral health care. The financing enables Unity Care Northwest (UCNW), a federally qualified health center serving patients in Whatcom County, to address northwest Washington’s dentist shortage …

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Amidst Lingering Health Crises, Western New York Provider Strengthened Through Financing

Categories: Investment, Press Release
A primary care provider in Western New York — where rates of HIV, substance use, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) outpace state averages — is undergoing dramatic enhancements, aided by $7 million in financing by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). Buffalo-based Evergreen Health will not only broaden its primary care services for the underserved, …

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