May 28, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $2.7 Million For West Virginia Hospital Preparedness Programs

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,692,879 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Hospital Preparedness Programs in West Virginia.

“Our healthcare and hospital workers are working tirelessly on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to care for those affected. This funding will help support the emergency management personnel located in our hospitals across the state to help them prepare and manage this crisis. Our rural hospitals need support to provide essential services to West Virginians, and I will continue to fight for West Virginia’s hospitals and healthcare professionals to ensure that they receive their fair share of the funding to continue providing quality care to all West Virginians,” said Senator Manchin.

“As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic on all fronts, our medical institutions and professionals have bravely stepped up and used all resources available to protect our communities. This makes it even more essential that funding is secured to prepare our hospitals for the uncertain times ahead. I could not be more proud of the courage of our medical professionals in West Virginia and their dedication to keeping our communities safe,” said Senator Capito.

Individual awards listed below:

·         $1,356,869 – West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

·         $1,336,010 – Healthcare Education Foundation of West Virginia