Senator Baldwin helps secure $13 million to improve health care for rural communities

WASHINGTON, DC (WEAU) — Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin announces that the United States Department of Agriculture is awarding $13 million in grants to improve health care facilities in rural towns across Wis.

The announcement comes on National Rural Health Day.

According to a press release from Senator Baldwin, these rural health care grants are expected to help 13 rural health care organizations expand critical services for rural residents in Wis.

“Every Wisconsin resident deserves convenient, affordable access to comprehensive health care. Too often I hear from people who live in rural areas that they are forced to delay or forego care because of long car rides or waiting times to see a doctor,” said Senator Baldwin. “These grants, funded through the American Rescue Plan, will help equip our nationwide healthcare organizations with the facilities, personnel and resources they need and give more Wisconsin residents access to the critical care they need to maintain a healthy live life.”

Area recipients of grants include St. Joseph’s Hospital at Chippewa Falls, Augusta Area Home Inc, Baldwin Care Center Inc., Glenhaven Inc. and Park View Home Inc.

See Senator Baldwin’s full press release HERE for the full list of recipients and for more information.

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