Published on May 14, 2020

Johnston Health receives $444,000 grant from The Duke Endowment

Johnston Health has received a $444,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand a community network known as Project Access, which improves access to health care services for low-income and uninsured residents in Johnston and Harnett counties.

This is the third time that Johnston Health has received grants from The Duke Endowment. Georgia Anthony, director of Project Access, says it will be used to continue the valuable work of the program for the next two years.

Since its launch in 2008, Project Access has assisted more than 4,600 Johnston and Harnett residents. To date, the value of health care services donated by providers, including Johnston Health and Harnett Health hospitals, exceeds $40 million.

“On behalf of Johnston Health, I would like to thank The Duke Endowment for this generous gift,” said Tom Williams, CEO and president of Johnston Health. “Project Access fills a huge need in our community. With this grant, we are better able to deliver upon our commitment to providing expert care close to home.”

Project Access has offices inside Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield and on Tilghman Drive in Dunn. It is one of many physician-led initiatives that are assisting communities across the nation to establish and sustain coordinated systems of charity care. In North Carolina, there are currently 18 active Project Access programs.

Learn more about Project Access.

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