(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and State Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston) announced today that Roane Medical Center is receiving a Small and Rural Hospital Grant for $135,545. This grant, administeredby the Department of Economic and Community Development, is to support hospitals facing unusual and immediate financial pressures due to the ongoing response to the novel coronavirus.
“It is great news that Roane Medical Center is receiving this grant,” said Sen. Yager. “These funds will ensure Roane Medical Center is able to remain operational and continue to provide vital services to our community during this public health crisis. ”
Rep. Calfee. had this comment “Rural hospitals are critical in the fight against COVID-19 and these funds will help Roane Medical Center continue to deliver quality care through this crisis,” “I am extremely grateful to our health care workers who put themselves at great risk to confront
this virus each day. I pledge to continue to do all I can to support our rural hospitals by making sure they get the resources they need. Funds for this grant are allocated from the state’s COVID-19 response appropriation, passed by the General Assembly in March and supported by Senator Yager and Representative Calfee. The grants will serve as a bridge over the coming weeks as patient volumes decline and new federal funds