Local health care centers in Ky. get $16.5 million in federal grants

Kentucky recently received $16.5 million in grant for health care centers as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Recipients include Family Health Center Inc. in Louisville ($5 million); Cumberland Family Medical Center in Burkesville ($4.86 million); Grace Community Health Center Inc. in Knox County ($4.33 million); and Big Sandy Health Care Inc. in Prestonsburg ($977,375). The grants were made through a building-capacity program, reports Greg Kocher for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Grants given under the “immediate facility improvement program” include $425,000 for Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp. in Whitesburg; $380,000 for Family Health Center Inc. in Louisville; $360,863 for Cumberland Family Medical Center in Burkesville; and $216,543 for Big Sandy Health Care in Prestonsburg.

The awards will help serve about 29,475 new patients, states a news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Nationwide, $728 million was awarded for renovation and construction projects. (Read more)

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