The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded three Pennsylvanian hospitals $505,462 in Health Center Program grants.
Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania received $52,100, Scranton Primary Health Care Center received $221,362, and Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers received $232,000.
All three hospitals received a Quality Improvement Award. The award honors the quality, efficiency, and value of health care services. Two of the hospitals also received Integrated Behavioral Health Services funding, which is used to increase access to integrated mental health and substance use disorders services, including opioid use disorder.
“All Northeastern Pennsylvanians deserve access to medical care regardless of their zip code, whether they live in downtown Scranton or rural Wayne County,” U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said. “Health centers like the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, and Scranton Primary Health Care Center ensure that everyone can receive high quality, affordable care in their own backyard. That’s why I am committed to advocating for funding for our health care institutions, especially as they continue to lead the fight against COVID-19.”
The Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of HHS, manages the Health Center Program grant.