WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVDN) — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS), announced funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Boone Memorial Hospital, Inc.
This funding, which was secured through a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request made by Senator Capito, will be used to renovate the rural health center, adding a drive-through clinic, pharmacy and other community needs at Boone Memorial Hospital. The project aims to provide specialty and primary care, as well as to reduce preventable hospital stays.
“I am thrilled to see the resources I advocated for head to Boone Memorial Hospital to help them deliver better and more efficient care to West Virginians. Helping our rural residents get access to quality health care is crucial and the new drive-through options will assist elderly patients and those with mobility issues seek treatment without the hassle,” Ranking Member Capito said. “These new additions will also open up more hospital space for patients who need beds. I am proud to have secured this funding through my role on the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee and I am committed to delivering resources that continue to support our rural health care providers.”
Individual award details listed below:
- $3,000,000 in CDS funding to Boone Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Madison, W.Va.) to renovate and equip 18,230 square feet of the former Magic Mart department store in Danville, West Virginia, to establish the Boone Memorial Health and Wellness Center. The project will impact the health and wellness of residents in Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Kanawha counties by providing specialty and primary care, reducing preventable hospital stays, and addressing social determinants of health that plague the region.
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