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W.Va. Health Centers To Receive $6 Million In Federal Funds

A blue sign pointing toward a hospital is seen on a rural road.Courtesy Kentucky Hospital Association

The United States Department of Health and Human Services has allocated $6,448,505 to health services in West Virginia.

The new slate of funding will go toward health care centers in Hancock, Greenbrier and Webster counties, as well as the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The funds aim to bolster public health infrastructure in West Virginia. Nationally, rural health care centers face an increased likelihood of closure, often because of funding issues tied to lower patient volumes.

This can leave rural residents at risk of reduced health care access. But the new funding aims to reinforce services already in place.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., shared news of the new investment in a press release Wednesday.

Manchin said the new funding’s impact will extend beyond the health care centers themselves, directly supporting the residents of West Virginia.

“The awards announced today will support public health infrastructure statewide,” he said.

The following health care resources were selected for funding:

  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources: $3,025,950
  • Change, Inc., Hancock County: $1,196,097
  • Rainelle Medical Center, Greenbrier County: $1,184,522
  • Camden on Gauley Medical Center, Webster County: $1,067,886