Centene's philanthropic arm and the company's Texas subsidiary, Superior HealthPlan, donated $7.9 million to a new community center in Uvalde, Texas.
The new community center will house space for primary care, behavioral healthcare, youth development and a memorial garden to honor victims of the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.
A groundbreaking ceremony took place Dec. 2, according to a news release.
"Six days after the horrific tragedy at the Robb Elementary School, Centene and Superior met with [health center Community Health Development] and local leaders to understand how we could best support Uvalde in what will necessarily be a long-term recovery," Centene CEO Sarah London said in the release.
"As that process continues, expanding the resources available to the entire community for physical, mental and emotional health is an important step forward," Ms. London said.
Community Health Development, a nonprofit, is raising funds for the rest of the cost of the $20 million center, the Uvalde News Leader reported.
The center is expected to be completed in late 2024.