CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES NEARLY $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VALLEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN COLUMBUS GEORGIA

COLUMBUS, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $2,788,570 grant under the Health Center Cluster Grant Program to Valley Healthcare System in Columbus, Georgia.

“Health centers are vital to overcoming economic, geographic, and cultural barriers to care across America,” said Congressman Bishop. “The money awarded to Valley Healthcare System in Columbus will help to ensure that the residents of the Chattahoochee Valley Area receive the quality and affordable health care they need and deserve. I would like to thank the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their generous allocation of funds and for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of our citizenry.”

HRSA is the main federal agency dedicated to improving health care for people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. Today’s grant funding was awarded through HRSA’s Health Center Cluster Grant Program, which is a competitive grant program that supports institutions dedicated to improving health care to underserved communities throughout the United States. These competitive grants are used to improve patient access to quality services, practitioners, and treatments.

Over its more than 50 year history, the Health Center Program has helped foster the growth and efficacy of heath care centers, which now include nearly 1,400 health centers operating at more than 11,000 sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.