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VCC Attends Community Healthcare Association Conference

8/12/2013

Helping communities stay healthy is part of our mission at Virginia Community Capital (VCC). We do that in a number of ways—through lending and advisory services, with strategies to increase access to healthy foods, and most directly with lending and consulting guidance for community health facilities. VCC has been involved with several high-profile healthcare projects within the past three years.

So when the Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VACHA) convened in May for their annual conference, VCC was there.

Shaun Rai, VCC Loan Officer; Neal Graham, CEO, Virginia Community Healthcare Association in Richmond; and Dawn DeHart, VCC Senior Loan Officer.

The VACHA 2013 Leadership and Education Conference was held in Roanoke, Virginia, on May 16-17. The annual conference brings together community health center CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Clinical Directors, and other CHC staff and leaders from the more than 110 Community Health Centers located throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The focus of the conference is on helping Community Health Centers adapt to the changing and challenging healthcare arena. The two-day event highlighted best practices in service delivery, cutting edge research, and current issues affecting community health centers and their patients.

VCC served as a sponsor for an educational workshop and Senior Loan Officer and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) specialist Dawn DeHart attended. Dawn has helped several community health centers secure NMTC’s for their project including the 28,600-square-foot expansion to the Blue Ridge Medical Center in Nelson County and an 8,050-square-foot health center for Tri Area Community Health in Floyd County, a third location for Tri Area.

“The VACHA Leadership and Education Conference brings together a coalition of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring access to quality healthcare for all citizens,” noted Dawn DeHart. “The event empowers facilities and their partners. It is a time for both education and celebration.”

About Virginia Community Capital:
With offices in Christiansburg, Richmond, and Springfield, Virginia Community Capital (VCC) is dedicated to the prospect of building wealth for all through our lending, deposits, and advisory services. As a community development financial institution (CDFI), our mission is to offer innovative, flexible financial products designed to support housing and community development ventures, increase jobs, and encourage sustainable communities. In partnership with our for-profit bank, Community Capital Bank of Virginia (CCB), the non-profit VCC offers loan capital broader and more flexible than bank lending in low-to-moderate income communities in underserved geographies and markets. Learn more at  vacommunitycapital.org.