CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal funding is coming to health centers across the mountain state.
U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $15,945,646 for health centers in West Virginia. This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“Our health centers in West Virginia provide essential care to so many West Virginians,” Senator Capito said. “I’m thrilled to see this funding headed to centers across our state so they can continue delivering the vital services our West Virginians need. I will continue to advocate for the resources our health centers need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
Individual awards are listed below:
- Community Care of West Virginia, Inc. – $4,474,437
- Shenandoah Valley Medical System, Inc. – $4,453,591
- Community Health Systems, Inc. – $3,197,164
- New River Health Association, Inc. – $2,390,971
- Belington Community Medical Services Association – $1,429,483
“Health centers play a central role in providing affordable healthcare for West Virginians, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As more and more West Virginians receive the COVID-19 vaccine, health centers will be crucial in administrating and distributing doses to every West Virginian that wants one. I am pleased that HHS is investing in West Virginia health centers and I will continue to use my role on the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide funding and resources to support our essential healthcare providers,” Senator Manchin said.