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Raphael Health Center
Without TAB’s financial and spiritual support, the health center would not have been possible. Many of the early volunteers also served as Board members whose work resulted in incorporation of the organization October 1994 and 501c3 not-for-profit status June 1995. The goal was to provide community centered, quality, affordable health care and related services in order to improve the health status of neighborhood residents and lessen sickness. Patient demand for care continued to grow. The Indiana State Department of Health and local philanthropic individuals and organizations provided financial support that resulted in hiring full time staff. Additional rooms were outfitted with donated equipment and the search for funding to support continued growth and sustainability began. An application submitted for section 330 community health center program funding was approved, awarding federally qualified health center status June 1, 2002. Board members voted November 2002 to amend the Articles of Incorporation to officially change the corporation name from the Mapleton Fall Creek Christian Health Center to Raphael Health Center, Inc. due to the growing number of contracts and similarity of the original health center name to other local organizations. Raphael Health Center is accredited as a Federally Qualified Health Center program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233 (g)-(n).