5 Health Centers Getting $4M In Federal Funds

Posted at 4:15 PM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 17:15:31-04

Federal officials said five health centers in Tennessee have been set to receive more than $4.2 million to help them serve more patients.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday the centers will use the funding to renovate or acquire new clinical space to provide care to an estimated 8,140 new patients in Tennessee.

According to the department's website, Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville and Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia were each receiving $1 million.

Rural Health Services Consortium is getting more than $947,000, Mercy Health Services in Franklin is receiving $685,000 and United Neighborhood Health Services in Nashville is getting more than $600,000.

The department said the investment builds on the $3.7 million awarded to health centers in Tennessee for construction and renovation in September 2015.