April 14, 2022
Manchin, Capito Announce $8.2 Million For Twelve West Virginia Healthcare Providers
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,275,627 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support twelve West Virginia healthcare providers. These awards are funded by the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which received funds in the CARES Act and other bipartisan COVID-19 pandemic relief packages.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for preparation across West Virginia’s entire healthcare system so we are ready for any emergency that tests our communities. Our healthcare providers have gone above and beyond to care for their fellow West Virginias throughout the pandemic, and I’m pleased multiple healthcare providers are receiving support through the Provider Relief Fund to continue their critical work. This funding will support our healthcare centers, providers, pharmacies and first responders, which are all essential to our COVID-19 response,” said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support our healthcare professionals as they care for West Virginians across the Mountain State.”
“Health care providers in West Virginia reacted with urgency and bravery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their service undoubtedly saved lives. I’m glad to see our hospitals and health care providers receive this critical support through the Provider Relief Fund, which will help cover lost revenues and increased expenses during the pandemic,” Senator Capito said. “Our medical facilities and practices are vital posts in our communities, and I will continue to help deliver the resources they need to operate efficiently and effectively.”
Individual awards listed below:
- $7,411,246 – West Virginia University Medical Corporation
- $313,783 – Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital
- $172,469 – Open Doors
- $144,401 – United Summit Center
- $107,180 – Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department
- $64,586 – Dr. M.F. Anwar, MD
- $29,520 – Michael R. Fizer
- $20,834– Blue Ridge Internal Medicine
- $6,634 – Mindease Solutions
- $3,766 – Lighthouse Community Investment Agency
- $1,039 – Happy Vernma
- $163 – Cox Family Pharmacy
Senator Manchin’s recent efforts to secure funding for rural healthcare providers:
- On March 24th, 2022, Senators Manchin and Capito announced $239K from HRSA to support ten West Virginia healthcare providers.
- On March 8th, 2022, Senators Manchin and Capito announced $1.4 million from HRSA to support 13 West Virginia healthcare providers.
- On January 27th, 2022, Senators Manchin and Capito announced $12.2 million from HRSA to support 32 West Virginia healthcare providers.
- On December 15th, 2021, Senator Manchin announced $59.4 million from HRSA to support 391 West Virginia healthcare providers.
- On November 23rd, 2021, Senator Manchin announced $123.9 million from the American Rescue Plan to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers.
- On October 20th, 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 13th, 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 26th, 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.
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