University of Miami Project Outreach HIV/AIDS Clinic Closes
November 8, 2007
The University of Miami's Project Outreach center for HIV/AIDS patients closed last week because too few patients utilized its services, Michael Kolber, director of the university's Comprehensive AIDS Program, recently said, the Miami Herald reports.
Col. Brodes Hartley -- president and CEO of Community Health of South Dade Inc., which operates two area facilities that provide HIV/AIDS services -- said that Project Outreach staff contacted him prior to the closure. He added that CHI clinics are prepared to meet the medical needs of Project Outreach's patients. "We have a team and have been treating HIV and AIDS patients for many, many years, even before the outreach center opened up," Hartley said, adding that CHI clinics will "pick up the slack for those patients who are willing to utilize [CHI's] services" (Dellagloria, Miami Herald, 11/6).
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