WASHINGTON (WDTV)-- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia.
According to a press release from Manchin's office, the funding will help improve operational and clinical practices by increasing access to technology, enhancing security of patient information and improving patent care quality.
“Access to healthcare is essential to the well-being of all West Virginians and Americans. By improving our health centers, patients will receive quality, accessible healthcare across our great state," said Manchin. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding for West Virginia health centers so that West Virginians can live healthy, safe lives."
“In rural states like West Virginia, community health centers remain a primary health care source for many,” said Senator Capito “By investing in these clinics, we’re investing in the health of our communities and working toward a stronger West Virginia. I applaud HHS for recognizing the need for these resources across our state."
The following health centers to receive funding:
Belington Community Medical Services Association, Inc. – Belington
Bluestone Health Association, Inc. – Princeton
Cabin Creek Health Center, Inc. – Dawes
Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center, Inc. – Camden on Gauley
Change, Inc. – Weirton
Clay Battelle Health Services Association – Blacksville
E.A. Hawse Health Center, Inc. – Baker
Lincoln County Primary Care Center – Hamlin
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Inc. – Grantsville
Monongahela Valley Association – Fairmont
Monroe County Health Center – Union
New River Health Association, Inc. – Scarbro
Preston-Taylor Community Health Centers, Inc. – Grafton
Rainelle Medical Center, Inc. – Rainelle
Ritchie County Primary Care Association, Inc. – Harrisville
Roane Co. Family Health Care, Inc. – Spencer
Shenandoah Valley Medical Systems, Inc. – Martinsburg
St. George Medical Clinic, Inc. – St. George
Tug River Health Association, Inc. – Gary
Valley Health Care, Inc. – Millcreek
Valley Health Systems, Inc. – Huntington
Williamson Health and Wellness Center – Williamson
Wirt County Health Services Association, Inc. – Elizabeth
WomenCare, Inc. – Scott Depot
Hygeia Facilities Foundation, Inc. – Whitesville
Mountaineer Community Health Center Inc. – Paw Paw