Blackhawk Community Credit Union announced its intent to gift its administrative building, zoned as a medical facility, to HealthNet of Rock County, the state’s largest of 99 charitable clinics.
HealthNet gives away $1.5 million in prescriptions each year, and is staffed with volunteer physicians, nurses, and dentists, as well as 21 employees serving 6,400 patients.
The gift will coincide with the planned opening in 2021 of the credit union’s Legacy Center and new headquarters.
“We are incredibly appreciative of this gift from Blackhawk Community Credit Union,” says HealthNet CEO Ian Hedges. “HealthNet’s mission to provide access to healthcare to those most vulnerable in our community pairs well with Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s vision of giving back to its members and the community.”
“The Blackhawk Community Credit Union board of directors was emotional about the donation of our Kennedy Road office. Everyone had a story about how HealthNet has helped people they know. We were privileged to use this building as a resource for a lot of years. We had a choice to sell or to seize the opportunity to give back in a meaningful way,” says Sherri Stumpf, CEO and president. “It was an easy decision because we prioritize the connection between physical health and financial health. We are extending our plans for healthy living in our new headquarters. A financial counselor, a nutritionist, yoga and wellness initiatives will be available for employees and members.”
“The City of Janesville is pleased to learn about Blackhawk Community Credit Union and HealthNet’s new partnership,” says City Manager Mark Freitag. “BHCCU continues to set the example as a great community leader by supporting HealthNet’s vital services to our residents in need as well as its commitment to the revitalization of Janesville. With BHCCU, we are proud to help make the Legacy Center and Reflections Plaza project come to life.”