Clay County Hospital will receive a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant is awarded to rural hospitals to help improve access to healthcare in rural areas.
The grant will be used to continue support to Clay County Hospital’s Chronic Care Management program. The program is provided to Medicare patients and allows them each to have their own Coordinating Specialist who works along side of a primary care provider to improve the health and well being of the patient.
Congressman John Shimkus (IL-15) will visit the hospital on Friday, August 19th at 2 p.m. to present the award to the Hospital Administration.
The grant is given annually over a three year period. Sarah Bush Lincoln Heath Center in Mattoon will also receive an award as part of the grant.