$1.2M awarded to rural health care providers in Michigan

MARQUETTE — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, who is chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, recently announced $1,233,165 to support Michigan rural health care providers, with nearly $200,000 going to the Munising Memorial Hospital Association in Munising.

There funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Rural Health Care Grant program created through funds Stabenow secured in the American Rescue Plan, officials said.

“Our rural healthcare providers are on the front lines of this public health crisis and have been challenged like never before,” Stabenow said in a statement. “This investment will help them keep up with the needs of their communities and increase access to quality healthcare.”

≤ Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital in Grayling will receive $1 million to supplement lost revenue experienced as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

≤ Otsego County Ambulance in Otsego County will receive $37,485 to purchase new ambulance equipment.

≤ Munising Memorial Hospital Association in Munising will receive $195,680 to purchase a new computed tomography (CT) scanner.


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