WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, announced $935,000 for 17 community health centers in West Virginia - including some in the local region- to provide more coordinated care, modeled after patient-center medical homes. The community health centers will each receive $55,000.
"Providing coordinated care in a medical home setting benefits both the patient and the physician," Rockefeller said. "This funding will support community health centers across the state to improve care and services. This is another tangible benefit for West Virginians from the health reform law."
The following community health centers will benefit from this grant program:
Valley Health Care, Inc. Mill Creek;
St. George Medical Clinic, Inc. St. George;
Community Care of West Virginia, Rock Cave;
Pendleton Community Care, Franklin:
Preston-Taylor Community Health Centers, Inc. Grafton;
Tug River Health Association, Inc. Gary;
E.A. Hawse Health Center, Inc., Baker;
Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center, Inc., Camden On Gauley;
Change, Inc., Weirton;
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Inc., Grantsville;
Shenandoah Valley Medical Systems, Inc., Martinsburg;
Womencare, Inc., Scott Depot;
Cabin Creek Health Center, Inc., Dawes;
Valley Health Systems, Inc., Huntington;
Clay Battelle Health Services Association, Blacksville;
Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Hamlin;
New River Health Association, Inc. Scarbro;
The funding for these grants comes from a provision in the Affordable Care Act and is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.