March 24, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $239K For Ten West Virginia Healthcare Providers

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $239,937.84 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support ten West Virginia healthcare providers. This funding from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was included in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for West Virginia’s hospital and healthcare workers to be prepared for any emergency that tests our state. Our healthcare providers have gone above and beyond to care for their fellow West Virginias throughout the pandemic, and I’m pleased our healthcare providers are receiving support through the Provider Relief Fund to continue their critical work,” said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support our healthcare professionals as they care for our fellow West Virginians across the Mountain State.”

“From our hospitals, to our local health centers and family clinics, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted operations and health services across our state. Our medical professionals boldly rose to the challenge, and we cannot thank them enough for their quick action on behalf of their fellow West Virginians. It’s great to see this bipartisan support heading to our communities,” Senator Capito said. 

Senator Manchin’s recent efforts to secure funding for rural healthcare providers:
  • On March 8, 2022, Senators Manchin and Capito announced $1.4 million from HRSA to support 13 West Virginia healthcare providers. 
  • On January 27, 2022, Senators Manchin and Capito announced $12.2 million from HRSA to support 32 West Virginia healthcare providers.
  • On December 15, 2021, Senator Manchin announced $59.4 million from HRSA to support 391 West Virginia healthcare providers.
  • On November 23, 2021, Senator Manchin announced $123.9 million from the American Rescue Plan to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers.
  • On October 20, 2021, Senator Manchin led his bipartisan colleagues in urging HHS to follow the intent of Congress for provisions in the American Rescue Plan by approving applications for funding from the $8.5 billion rural set aside for rural healthcare providers as defined in the statute.
  • On September 13, 2021, Senator Manchin announced West Virginia healthcare providers could apply soon for $25.5 billion in new funding from the Provider Relief Fund, and an additional $8.5 billion specifically for rural providers that Senator Manchin fought to include in the American Rescue Plan.
  • On August 26, 2021, Senator Manchin led 42 bipartisan Senators in urging HHS to distribute the funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund and other healthcare relief programs.
Individual awards listed below:
  • $61,654.83 – Kennedy & Kennedy
  • $58,260.10 – Kevin Cox
  • $37,626.27 – Harold Lee Goforth Jr.
  • $33,441.54 – Abel Family Eyecare
  • $14,202.45 – Sherry L. Knotts
  • $12,504.45 – Bruceton Wellness Center
  • $8,932.47 – Alan Rada, Charleston Vision Source
  • $8,901.17 – Nikola Bicak
  • $3,331.65 – Brandon T. Mitchell
  • $1,082.91 – J & B Drugstore