Capito and Manchin announce funding for Preston Memorial Hospital

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Preston Memorial Hospital will receive $580,000 through the through a Community Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Funded Project Award. This funding was made available through a Congressional-led spending request from Senators Capito and Manchin.

“I am delighted to see this funding going to Preston Memorial Hospital to support their Oncology Infusion Centre, addressing a critical need in Preston County,” Senator Capito said. “West Virginians living in rural counties often face logistical challenges accessing desperately needed health services. By strengthening community health facilities in West Virginia, we can improve health outcomes for our residents, providing accessible care to those who need it most. The leaders of MonHealth and Preston Memorial have emphasized how important this project is to me, and I’m thrilled to have secured the funding they need through spending measures imposed by Congress.

“My Health Preston Memorial Hospital provides affordable, quality health care to many West Virginians, which is why I fought to include this appropriation in the funding bill that was signed into law over early this year, said Senator Manchin. “Today’s announcement is great news for the Kingwood community and the entire region, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of the investment. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources to support hospitals and maintain health services in Mountain State.

“With cancer being a leading cause of death in West Virginia, the opportunity to offer a full-service infusion center in Preston County will change the lives of those diagnosed with cancer,” Melissa Lockwood, executive director of Mon Health Preston Memorial, said.

“US Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito’s dedication to this investment is unparalleled and, more importantly, their understanding of the importance of providing chemotherapy close to home. No one should have to travel far to require such services which can be provided where people live with the high quality care for which My Health Oncology and My Preston Memorial Hospital are known to the communities we serve,” David Goldberg, president and CEO of My Health System, said.

In total, Senator Capito received $241,135,000 and Senator Manchin secured more than $166 million in direct spending measures for initiatives and projects throughout West Virginia through the Omnibus package of appropriations for the financial year 2022.

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