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Emergency funding announced for Webster County Memorial Hospital

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Webster County Memorial Hospital will receive funding to assist with infrastructure repairs following severe flooding earlier this month. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Thursday, July 30 the awarding of $50,000 in crisis grant funding to WCMH.

“This emergency funding through the Rural Health Systems Program gives us the opportunity to ensure our rural communities continue to have access to the healthcare services they need without interrupting the continuum of care the patients in this community deserve,” Tomblin said. “I appreciate ongoing efforts of Sen. Boso, Sen. Karnes and Delegate Lynch on behalf of their constituents, and the quick work of the Health Care Authority in approving this funding to restore critical healthcare services as soon as possible.”

The Rural Health Systems Program (RHSP), as passed by the Legislature in 1996, supports rural health care services and health care facilities by ensuring the delivery of care is streamlined and continuous. The RHSP supports collaborative grant programs to continue or enhance essential health services and crisis grant programs to prevent the loss of essential health services. Applications for RHSP grants are administered by the West Virginia Health Care Authority.

Since its inception, the RHSP has awarded grants totaling more than $6 million. For more information about the RHSP program, visit www.hca.wv.gov and click the RHSP Grants tab.

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