Area health facilities receive federal grants - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Area health facilities receive federal grants

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Severe Weather Threatens the Two Virginias

    Severe Weather Threatens the Two Virginias

    (WVVA)- A low pressure system will be passing us to our north on Sunday, bringing with it the potential for dangerous weather.This weather scenario is very complex, and it looks like we could be...More >>
    (WVVA)- A low pressure system will be passing us to our north on Sunday, bringing with it the potential for dangerous weather.This weather scenario is very complex, and it looks like we could be...More >>
  • Picnic with the Saints sold out

    Picnic with the Saints sold out

    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>
    White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (WVVA) -A special picnic in White Sulphur Springs with the NFL team New Orleans Saints has sold out. The event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Greenbrier Resort. More >>

WASHINGTON D.C. (NEWS RELEASE) - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $150 million in grant awards to 1,159 health centers across the nation to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act.  Speaking at the Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix, Ariz., later today, the Secretary will highlight that, with these funds, health centers are expected to hire an additional 2,900 outreach and eligibility assistance workers to assist millions of people nationwide with enrollment into affordable health coverage.

HHS Secretary Sebelius said, "Investing in health centers means that people in neighborhoods and towns across the country have one more resource to help them understand their insurance options and enroll in affordable coverage."

Health centers have a long history of providing eligibility assistance to patients along with delivering high-quality, primary health care services in communities across the nation.  Today, health centers serve more than 21 million patients annually.

With these awards, which health centers in all 50 states have received, consumers will get help understanding their coverage options through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program; determine their eligibility and what financial help they can get; and enroll in new affordable health coverage options.

These awards, issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), complement and align with other federal efforts, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-funded Navigator program.

Today's announcement is part of the administration's broader effort to make applying for health coverage as easy as possible. The new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hour-a-day consumer call center help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for health coverage.  These new tools will help Americans understand their coverage options and select the plan that best suits their needs when open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins Oct. 1, 2013.

"Health centers are excited to help individuals in their communities take advantage of the benefits of new health insurance coverage options that start January 2014," said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D, R.N. "Having trained, face-to-face assistance in enrollment from trusted resources at local health centers means that more people will get the help they need."

West Virginia recipients:

Health CenterCityAward Amount
BELINGTON COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION Belington $75,434
BLUESTONE HEALTH ASSOCIATION, INC. Princeton $96,004
CABIN CREEK HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. Dawes $108,885
CAMDEN-ON-GAULEY MEDICAL CENTER, INC. Camden On Gauley $74,884
CHANGE, INCORPORATED Weirton $73,993
CLAY-BATTELLE HEALTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION Blacksville $74,334
Community Care of West Virginia, Inc. Rock Cave $123,570
COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. Beckley $122,085
E A HAWSE HEALTH CENTER Baker $96,224
LINCOLN COUNTY PRIMARY CARE CENTER, INC. Hamlin $94,798
MINNIE HAMILTON HEALTH CARE CENTER Grantsville $78,855
MONONGAHELA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH CENTERS, INC Fairmont $79,284
Monroe County Health Department Union $90,086
NEW RIVER HEALTH ASSOCIATION, INC. Scarbro $132,271
PENDLETON COMMUNITY CARE, INC. Franklin $72,002
PRESTON TAYLOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Grafton $91,098
RAINELLE MEDICAL CENTER Rainelle $68,856
RITCHIE COUNTY PRIMARY CARE ASSOC., INC. Harrisville $79,075
ROANE FAMILY HEALTH CARE Spencer $54,000
SHENANDOAH VALLEY MEDICAL SYSTEM, INCORPORATED Martinsburg $143,238
ST. GEORGE MEDICAL CLINIC INC Parsons $67,932
Tug River Health Association, Inc Gary $90,053
VALLEY HEALTH CARE, INC Mill Creek $80,813
Valley Health Systems, Inc. Huntington $229,863
WIRT COUNTY HEALTH SERVICE ASSOCIATION, INC Elizabeth $85,257
WOMENCARE, INC. Scott Depot $121,909

Virginia recipients:

Health CenterCityAward Amount
ALEXANDRIA NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICE INC Alexandria $166,459
BLUE RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER INC Arrington $90,603
CENTRAL VIRGINIA HEALTH SERVICES, INC. New Canton $266,020
CLINCH RIVER HEALTH SERVICES, INCORPORATED Dungannon $70,594
DAILY PLANET INC Richmond $109,820
EASTERN SHORE RURAL HEALTH SYSTEMS INC Nassawadox $132,315
GREATER PRINCE WILLIAM COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. Woodbridge $123,427
HARRISONBURG COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. Harrisonburg $88,040
HIGHLAND MEDICAL CENTER Monterey $63,686
HORIZON HEALTH SERVICES INC Waverly $70,011
JOHNSON HEALTH CENTER Madison Heights $81,517
KUUMBA COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER, INC. Roanoke $87,083
LOUDOUN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Leesburg $108,709
MARTINSVILLE HENRY COUNTY COALITION FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS Martinsville $76,633
PENINSULA INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH, INC Newport News $219,864
PIEDMONT ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES INC Danville $114,946
PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. Portsmouth $106,544
RICHMOND, CITY OF Richmond $98,809
SOUTHERN DOMINION HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC. Victoria $100,888
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED Saltville $132,183
ST CHARLES HEALTH COUNCIL INC Pennington Gap $111,228
TRI-AREA COMMUNITY HEALTH Laurel Fork $81,649
  • NEWSMore>>

  • UPDATE: All lanes of I-77 reopened at tunnel, day after fire

    UPDATE: All lanes of I-77 reopened at tunnel, day after fire

    UPDATE: Both northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel are now open to traffic, a little more than 24 hours after a truck fire shut the entire tunnel down.
    More >>
    UPDATE: Both northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel are now open to traffic, a little more than 24 hours after a truck fire shut the entire tunnel down.

    More >>
  • Burglary suspect enters plea

    Burglary suspect enters plea

    Raleigh County (WVVA) –A man charged with burglarizing a home pleads guilty in court. Jason Pittman faces up to 15 years in prison. According to police, he stole several television sets from a home on October 9, 2013. Pittman is currently being held in Southern Regional Jail. A sentencing date has not been set.More >>
    Raleigh County (WVVA) –A man charged with burglarizing a home pleads guilty in court. Jason Pittman faces up to 15 years in prison. According to police, he stole several television sets from a home on October 9, 2013. Pittman is currently being held in Southern Regional Jail. A sentencing date has not been set.More >>
  • Water company to give educational plant tours

    Water company to give educational plant tours

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding a public tour next week.West Virginia American Water Co. will conduct the free "WaterFest" event Aug. 9.Spokeswoman Laura Jordan tells the Charleston Daily Mail it's the first time the company will hold such an event in Charleston.It will include plant tours, educational demonstrations and recreational activities for children. The event is designed to info...More >>
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding a public tour next week.West Virginia American Water Co. will conduct the free "WaterFest" event Aug. 9.Spokeswoman Laura Jordan tells the Charleston Daily Mail it's the first time the company will hold such an event in Charleston.It will include plant tours, educational demonstrations and recreational activities for children. The event is designed to info...More >>
  • Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.More >>
    Jury selection is on the agenda for opening day in the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife in Richmond.More >>
  • First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

    First responders tell us what it was like inside tunnel fire

    (WVVA) -Two firefighters, injured battling a vehicle fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel, have been released from the hospital. According the Chief Dave Thompson with the Green Valley-Glenwood VFD, the two men were released last night after being treated for smoke inhalation at BRMC...More >>
    (WVVA) -Two firefighters, injured battling a vehicle fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel, have been released from the hospital. According the Chief Dave Thompson with the Green Valley-Glenwood VFD, the two men were released last night after being treated for smoke inhalation at BRMC...More >>
  • Two charged with taking emergency vehicle during tunnel fire

    Two charged with taking emergency vehicle during tunnel fire

     BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A pair of  Maryland residents are charged with hindering government process after they allegedly stole an emergency services vehicle on Friday, during the fire at East River Mountain Tunnel...More >>
     BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- A pair of  Maryland residents are charged with hindering government process after they allegedly stole an emergency services vehicle on Friday, during the fire at East River Mountain Tunnel...More >>
  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.More >>
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.More >>
  • Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

    Va. stalking suspect arrested a 2nd time in W.Va.

    A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville.More >>
    A Virginia man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant earlier this month in West Virginia has been arrested a second time after authorities said he failed to turn himself in on stalking charges in Danville.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.