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Renz Addiction Counseling Center Receives $10K Grant From Community Foundation

Chicago Tribune – – Elgin
By Sara Glafcke

Renz Addiction Counseling Center awarded $10K grant for medical record software

The Renz Addiction Counseling Center was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.

Grant money will go toward the purchase of electronic medical record software, which will allow the center to maintain Federal Health Care Reform Act compliance.

The software will also provide health insurance billing compatibility and offer cost-saving efficiencies.

According to a press release, Jerry Skogmo, Renz Center executive director, stated, “The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a valued community partner and we appreciate the support they place on addiction treatment and prevention education. The new software will improve functionality and, in turn, benefit our clients.”

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