Community Health Systems in Beckley to receive $1.9 million for Medical Education Payment Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) – member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – on Monday, announced $4,056,828 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding will increase the healthcare workforce in Beckley and strengthen health services for individuals with HIV/AIDS in Charleston, and support a West Virginia University (WVU) medical research project focused on eyesight. 

“I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $4 million to support medical research and improve the health and well-being of West Virginians across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin. “The investments announced today will advance critical vision research at WVU and strengthen health services in Beckley and Charleston. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to ensure all West Virginians have access to quality, affordable healthcare.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,943,664 – Community Health Systems, Beckley
    • This funding will support the Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center’s Graduate Medical Education Payment Plan.
  • $1,669,565 – Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program, Charleston
    • This funding will improve the quality, availability, and organization of health services for individuals with HIV/AIDS.
  • $443,599 – West Virginia University: Vision Research, Morgantown
    • This funding will advance research that examines how visual experience modulates the thalamus and visuomotor responses.

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