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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
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HHS announces $10.4 million to enhance rural health care

Rural health providers across the nation will receive more than $10.4 million to provide direct health care services to their communities.  The funding announced today by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be used to meet a broad range of health care needs in rural areas, from health promotion and disease prevention to expanding oral and mental health services.

“Access to quality and affordable health care should not be determined by where you live,” said Secretary Sebelius.  “These grants are a continuation of our effort to ensure that rural providers are able to meet the needs of their communities.”

Each of 70 grantees will receive approximately $450,000 over a 3-year project period to address the needs of a wide range of population groups including, but not limited to, low-income families and individuals, the elderly, pregnant women, infants, adolescents, minorities and individuals with special health care needs.  Funding is distributed through HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the primary federal agency for improving health care access for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

“Rural areas face unique issues and challenges,” said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “But that makes them ideal for developing innovative solutions and creating models that can be replicated elsewhere.  As rural communities forge these systemic improvements, they set an example for the delivery of high quality health care regardless of where one lives across the United States.”

The list of grant recipients follows:

Rural Health Services Outreach Grants

Organization

City

State

Amount

Ketchikan General Hospital

Ketchikan

AK

$444,413.00

Siloam Springs Regional Health Cooperative, Inc.

Siloam Springs

AR

$449,941.00

Mariposa Community Health Center, Inc

Nogales

AZ

$450,000.00

El Centro for the Study of Primary & Secondary Education

San Manuel

AZ

$450,000.00

Lake County Tribal Health, Inc.

Lakeport

CA

$450,000.00

County Of Nevada Human Services Agency

Nevada City

CA

$450,000.00

Woodlake Union Elementary

Woodlake

CA

$449,991.00

Telluride Medical Center Foundation

Telluride

CO

$449,918.00

La Red Health Center, Inc.

Georgetown

DE

$450,000.00

Heartland Rural Health Network, Inc.

Avon Park

FL

$450,000.00

Rural Health Network of Monroe County Florida, Inc.

Summerland Key

FL

$450,000.00

Irwin County Board of Health

Ocilla

GA

$450,000.00

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro

GA

$450,000.00

Meadows Regional Medical Center, Inc.

Vidalia

GA

$450,000.00

St. Mary's Hospital, Inc.

Cottonwood

ID

$450,000.00

Indiana Rural Health Association, Inc.

Rosedale

IN

$416,048.00

Unified School District #498 Marshall County Kansas

Waterville

KS

$448,819.00

Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation, Inc

Danville

KY

$420,000.00

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Frankfort

KY

$440,891.00

Lotts Creek Community School, Inc.,

Hazard

KY

$450,000.00

Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital

Irvine

KY

$450,000.00

Montgomery County Kentucky Health Department

Mount Sterling

KY

$450,000.00

Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Somerset

KY

$449,020.00

Hospital Service District No. 1-A of the Parish of Richland

Delhi

LA

$450,000.00

Innis Community Health Center, Inc.

Innis

LA

$433,582.00

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston

LA

$450,000.00

Allegany Health Right, Inc.

Cumberland

MD

$450,000.00

Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization

Bar Harbor

ME

$449,979.00

Spectrum Health Hospitals

Greenville

MI

$449,510.00

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Gwinn

MI

$450,000.00

Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department

Hancock

MI

$450,000.00

Sterling Area Health Center

Sterling

MI

$448,617.00

Mississippi Headwaters Area Dental Health Center

Bemidji

MN

$447,400.00

County of Koochiching

International Falls

MN

$450,000.00

Citizens Memorial Hospital District

Bolivar

MO

$450,000.00

Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc.

Kirksville

MO

$450,000.00

Health Care Coalition of Layfayette County

Lexington

MO

$450,000.00

Freeman Neosho Hospital

Neosho

MO

$450,000.00

Central Mississippi Residential Center

Newton

MS

$450,000.00

Butte Community Health Center

Butte

MT

$450,000.00

Madison Valley Hospital Association, Inc.

Ennis

MT

$447,089.00

Granite County Medical Center

Philipsburg

MT

$450,000.00

Missoula City/County Health Dept/Partnership HC

Seeley Lake

MT

$450,000.00

McDowell County Partnership for Children and Families, Inc.

Marion

NC

$446,759.00

Public Health Solutions

Crete

NE

$450,000.00

Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors

Kearney

NE

$450,000.00

Mary Hitchock Memorial Hospital /Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lebanon

NH

$450,000.00

North Country Health Consortium Inc.

Littleton

NH

$450,000.00

Mid-State Health Center

Plymouth

NH

$431,704.00

Ben Archer Health Center

Hatch

NM

$450,000.00

Hidalgo Medical Services

Lordsburg

NM

$450,000.00

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.

Dunkirk

NY

$450,000.00

Chautauqua County Health Network, Inc.

Jamestown

NY

$450,000.00

Trinity Hospital Twin City

Dennison

OH

$375,000.00

Fostoria Community Hospital

Fostoria

OH

$449,967.00

La Clinica Del Carino

Hood River

OR

$450,000.00

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

Lincoln City

OR

$448,334.00

Clearfield-Jefferson Community Mental Health Center, Inc.

Du Bois

PA

$449,127.00

Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Shelocta

PA

$450,000.00

Newberry County Hospital Foundation

Newberry

SC

$190,733.00

Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota

Pierre

SD

$450,000.00

University of South Dakota

Vermillion

SD

$435,652.00

Sacred Heart Health Service

Yankton

SD

$450,000.00

Buffalo Valley, Inc.

Hohenwald

TN

$450,000.00

Madison County

Madisonville

TX

$314,830.00

Giles Free Clinic

Pearisburg

VA

$450,000.00

Bi-State Primary Care Association

Montpelier

VT

$449,998.00

Behavioral Health Network of Vermont

Montpelier

VT

$444,315.00

ABC for Rural Health, Inc.

Balsam Lake

WI

$449,062.00

Future Generations

Circleville

WV

$443,836.00

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