September 29, 2021

Manchin Announces $18 Million From American Rescue Plan To Strengthen 27 West Virginia Health Centers

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $18,179,859 from the American Rescue Plan to 27 West Virginia health centers to strengthen primary healthcare infrastructure across the state and advance health outcomes in medically underserved communities. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support expansion and renovation projects, as well as projects to support COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations.
“The American Rescue Plan continues to deliver critical relief to West Virginia through vital investments in our healthcare workforce and infrastructure. This American Rescue Plan funding will support expansion and renovation projects to ensure a robust healthcare infrastructure across the state and will help health centers to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I will continue to work with our health centers to provide support as they deliver quality care for West Virginians across the state,” said Senator Manchin.
“Community health centers are the go-to source of health care for more than one in four West Virginians,” Sherri Ferrell, CEO of the West Virginia Primary Care Association, said. “This funding will ensure our health centers have up-to-date facilities and state of-the-art equipment, including telehealth technology and mobile medical vans.  These funds will also assist health centers in their ongoing coronavirus pandemic response efforts related to testing, vaccination and monoclonal antibody treatment. We are appreciative to the administration for their investment in our health centers, and our congressional delegation’s support as we work to ensure equitable access to health care for all West Virginians.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,322,712 – Valley Health Systems
  • $987,828 – Community Care of West Virginia
  • $855,883 – WomenCare Inc.
  • $846,335 – Shenandoah Valley Medical System
  • $717,987 – Lincoln County Primary Care Center
  • $717,360 – Cabin Creek Health Systems
  • $692,390 – New River Health Association
  • $685,460 – Change, Incorporated
  • $675,021 – Wirt County Health Service Association, Inc
  • $672,546 – Bluestone Health Association
  • $646,641 – Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center
  • $639,370 – Rainelle Medical Center
  • $622,716 – E.A. Hawse Health Center
  • $620,472 – Belington Community Medical Services Association
  • $617,645 – Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers
  • $616,809 – Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center
  • $605,369 – Monroe County Health Department
  • $602,927 – Valley Health Care Inc.
  • $591,850 – Williamson Health & Wellness Center
  • $585,294 – Ritchie County Primary Care Association
  • $581,828 – Preston Taylor Community Health Center
  • $559,598 – Pendleton Community Care
  • $558,750 – Tug River Health Association
  • $557,563 – Roane Family Health Care
  • $544,923 – St. George Medical Clinic
  • $543,538 – Clay-Battelle Health Services Association
  • $511,044 – Mountaineer Community Health Center