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Health center to receive stimulus funds

March 28, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Shenandoah Valley Medical Systems Inc. is expected to receive $368,060 in federal stimulus funding for community health center services, U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd's office announced Friday.

Shenandoah Valley Medical Systems, which is at 99 Tavern Road in Martinsburg, is one of 29 health centers in West Virginia that will receive a total of nearly $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a press release from Byrd's office.

"Boldly addressing our nation's health-care issues must be a key component of any strategy for long-term economic growth and prosperity," said Byrd, D-West Virginia. "In West Virginia, we grapple with some of the nation's worst behavioral-risk factors and gaps in access to preventative care and education. This new funding will have a direct, immediate and positive impact on the lives of West Virginians, especially in our more rural areas."

Services at the community health centers might be expanded through such actions as adding new providers, extending hours of operation or widening the variety of services that are offered, as well as through other methods.

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