Capito and Manchin announce $ 855,000 to support Beckley’s medical education program
WASHINGTON DC – US Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $ 855,959 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS ) Community Health Systems in Beckley. This funding will be used for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, which supports residency programs in primary care, medicine and dentistry.
âPrimary care facilities provide essential services to our communities. From health checkups and physical exams to blood tests and screenings, the people of our state rely on these services to keep themselves and their families healthy. I am happy to see this funding go to Beckley to maintain primary care resident positions within community health systems. I will continue to use my role on the Senate Appropriation Committee to give our primary care providers the resources they need to keep West Virginia healthy, â Senator Capito said.
âExpanding our healthcare workforce is critical to ensuring that every West Virginia has access to quality, affordable healthcare, especially as we continue to see an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country. ‘State. I am pleased that the HHS is investing in the Higher Medical Education (GME) program at Beckley which supports the education and continuing education of medical and dental residents in the area. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding to support a strong health workforce in Mountain State â, said Senator Manchin.
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