Based on an analysis of the financial and operational performance of 29 health centers over a four-year period leading up to the centers’ demise, this analysis is the third topic in the Citi Foundation-sponsored series Community Health Center Financial Perspectives. The report contains two issues to address different audiences: Identifying the Risks of Health Center Failure: A Guide for Health Centers and Identifying the Risks of Health Center Lending: A Guide for Lenders.
The health center guide (Issue 5) offers health centers a better understanding of what operational and financial issues have resulted in financial stress for other centers and impacted their ability to stay in business. The lender guide (Issue 6) provides lenders and investors with the insight necessary to determine potential early warning signs of future financial distress when underwriting health center loan requests—whether for capital project financing, working capital, or growth capital.
The following infographic illustrates key findings and the complete report is available at www.caplink.org/resources/reports.