WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, have announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia. This funding will help improve operational and clinical practices by increasing access to technology, enhancing security of patient information and improving patient care quality.

“Access to health care is essential to the well-being of all West Virginians and Americans. By improving our health centers, patients will receive quality, accessible health care across our great state," Manchin said in a press release. "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,” Capito said. “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."

Among the health centers to receive funding are:

• Bluestone Health Association, Princeton

Cabin Creek Health Center, Dawes

• Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center, Camden on Gauley

• Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Hamlin

• Monroe County Health Center, Union

New River Health Association, Scarbro

• Rainelle Medical Center, Rainelle

• Tug River Health Association, Gary

• Valley Health Systems, Huntington

• Williamson Health and Wellness Center, Williamson

• WomenCare, Scott Depot

• Hygeia Facilities Foundation, Whitesville.

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