NEW RICHMOND, OH – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded the groundbreaking of a new HealthSource community health center in Southwest Ohio. HealthSource of Ohio, a not-for-profit primary care organization, broke ground today on a high-tech facility that provides medical, dental, and mental health services in New Richmond. This new construction project, along with a similar project in Eastgate, is expected to create nearly 270 local jobs.

“Families in Clermont County can look forward to improved access and patient care at this new community health center,” Brown said. “These new construction projects won’t just benefit nearly 270 workers who will build two health centers in Southwest Ohio; but this economic development will also be a boon to the children, seniors, parents and patients who can rely on quality care right here in their community.”

A local representative from Brown’s office was present for the groundbreaking ceremony.

According to the USDA, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds have served 3.5 million rural residents in the United States with 178 health care facilities.

In Clermont County, the health care facility will increase access and help improve quality of life for Clermont County residents. Brown, a staunch advocate for health care affordability and accessibility, has been instrumental in supporting more than 137 community health centers around Ohio. Community health centers play a vital role in providing primary and preventative health care services to medically underserved populations in Ohio and throughout the country.