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News & Events 2019-01-02T14:01:25+00:00

NEWS | May 1, 2020

Lincoln’s COVID-19 Response

As of May 1, Lincoln Community Health Center has helped respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in Durham County with the following outcomes: 64 patients have been tested; 13 patients have tested positive (approximately 22%); 24 additional patients have been tested at Duke and found positive. The previous week 25 – 30 tests were performed via drive thru testing; this week 30 – 35 patients have been tested. Lincoln has a goal to increase testing next week by up to 52 – 57 patients. As a comparison, Durham County has reported 736 confirmed cases and 20 deaths. Thank you to the Lincoln senior leadership, and frontline responders, for rising to the challenge to meet the testing need in our community. If you wish to contribute, please use the “Donate” button at the top of this page.

NEWS | April 21, 2020

CHC’s Adapt to COVID-19

Community Health Centers (CHC’s) are ramping up efforts to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost half (44 percent) of health centers recently surveyed have walk-up or drive-through testing for COVID-19 and 82 percent of health centers have the ability to test patients. Some 56,000 tests were conducted in the past week, and 9,300 patients tested positive for the virus. Health center workers have also been put at risk for COVID-19 infection — 1381 have tested positive. The findings demonstrate the resilience and adaptability of CHC’s working under a host of challenges as front line responders to the pandemic. Please thank our healthcare heroes who are on the front line of the COVID-19 response, and to the PPEople Brigade of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham for donating face shields. From everyone at the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation please stay safe and follow community health guidelines. If you would like to contribute, please use the “Donate” button at the top of this page.

NEWS | April 7, 2020

LCHCF Awards $10,000 Emergency Grant

The LCHC Foundation has awarded a $10,000 emergency grant to Lincoln Community Health Center for COVID-19 related expenses. Lincoln has incurred many unplanned expenses responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, such as supplies, PPE, construction at the front entrance to screen patients and staff prior to entering the building, and others. Lincoln is also facing a loss of revenue due to much lower patient visits. For example, patients are screened over the phone to triage mild illness, and if they have COVID-19 symptoms they are directed to the ED. Lincoln is practicing social distancing so the building is less populated, and many patients are electing not to come to routine appointments while staying at home. The goal is patient safety, as well as safety for staff and providers. Thank you to the LCHC Foundation for this generous gift. Donations to the Foundation are accepted year-round using the “Donate” button on our website.

NEWS | March 19, 2020

Important Legacy Luncheon Announcement

We regret to inform you that the LCHCF annual legacy luncheon scheduled for May 8th has been postponed. We are exploring rescheduling the event in 2020. If you have made a ticket purchase, either via credit card or check, and would like a refund, please contact Ms. Diane Faricy at 919-956-4004, or diane.faricy@duke.edu. If we do not hear from you, we will transfer your purchase to a donation. If you have already contributed a sponsorship or a donation, we thank you for your contribution.

Lincoln is facing many unexpected expenses for COVID-19 preparedness. If you still have the invitation that was mailed to you, and would like to donate, please consider using the response card and envelope provided. We have also opened up the website for credit card donations. If there are any other questions, please direct them to Larry Trachtman, Development Director, at larry.trachtman@duke.edu, or 919-956-3863. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask you to abide by public health guidelines.

Sincerely, LCHCF Board of Directors