Riggs Community Health Center

Riggs Community Health Center adds VP

May 3, 2013

An associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine is joining the Riggs Community Health Center.

Dr. Peter Nalin will serve as vice president of medical affairs and be responsible for recruiting physicians and nurse practitioners.

Lafayette clinic's layoffs affect 14

Apr 25, 2013

Riggs Community Health Center is cutting staff positions. The layoffs at the clinic affect 14 employees.

President and CEO Veronique LeBlanc says it has been a challenge operating two sites, since the new South Street facility opened last November. Riggs moved into the former Woman’s Clinic, which was donated by North Central Health Services.

She says they have not been able to add as many doctors and nurses as planned, so there has not been an increase the number of patients or revenue to fund the current number of staff positions.

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The Riggs Community Health Center is celebrating the opening of its new Lafayette location. The non-profit was given the former Woman’s Clinic building last year and completely remodeled the facility. Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.

Eleanor Riggs, the wife of clinic founder Dr. Wendell Riggs, says the expansion of the service is a dream come true.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is helping a local clinic strengthen its mission to serve the uninsured and underinsured in the area.

The corporation has leased land at 1716 Hartford Street to Riggs Community Health Care since 1998.

But the hospital group has decided to donate the land to the non-profit.

Riggs president and C-E-O Veronique LeBlanc says the gift ensures the clinic’s long-term sustainability.

She says in 2011, Riggs served nearly 12,000 individuals.

A center serving the uninsured and underinsured in Lafayette is moving its primary care services down the street.

Riggs Community Health Center will operate prenatal, adult health, women’s health and pediatric care out of a renovated 28,000 square foot facility on South Street.

The building is the old Woman’s Health Clinic, but Riggs received more than $3.5 million in federal money to revitalize it.

Riggs CEO Veronique LeBlanc hopes to have it open in October. She says primary care services are currently run out of its Hartford Street facility. 

CFGL awards nearly $95K to five non-profits.

May 10, 2012

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is giving nearly $95,000 to area non-profits.

The money is from the organization's Tier One Discretionary Grants.

Riggs Community Health Center is receiving the largest amount of $40,000.

CEO Veronique LeBlanc says it will help purchase women’s health and prenatal equipment, as well as mobile computer tables for the new facility being built on South Street.

The Community Foundation received about 650-thousand-dollars in grant requests.