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West Michigan gets $8.7 million for health centers in federal relief bill

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 19:40:28-04

WASHINGTON D.C. — Health centers in West Michigan are included in the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

This funding will help meet the urgent need for personal protective equipment, test kits, and staffing in these centers. I’m grateful for their work keeping Michigan families safe,” said Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in a release.

“It is critical that health care professionals and clinics have the resources needed to provide quality health care during this public health crisis,” said Michigan’s other U.S. senator, Gary Peters.

The $8,762,488 will be channeled through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The release from the two senators listed the centers receiving the assistance:

  • Cherry Street Services.: $1,908,335
  • Covered Bridge Healthcare Of St. Joseph County: $537,470
  • Family Health Center: $1,149,815
  • Grace Health: $1,095,320
  • Hackley Community Care Center:$821,195
  • Intercare Community Health Network: $1,506,800
  • Lakeland Immediate Care Center: $736,805
  • M.G.H. Family Health Center: $141,843Trinity Health Corporation: $864,905

The money is intended to be used in fighting the coronavirus pandemic in staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs.