Thompson Announces Grant to Support Keystone Rural Health Consortia in Emporium

Mar 20, 2015 Issues: Healthcare

Bellefonte, PA – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) announced that the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded a federal grant in the amount of $1,170,497.00 to Keystone Rural Health Consortia in Emporium. 

“Having worked in non-profit healthcare for nearly three decades, I am very pleased that Keystone Rural Health Consortia has received these funds to supplement their operations,” said Rep. Thompson.  “Time and time again, Keystone Rural Health has proven they are up to the task of providing high-quality care to residents of Cameron County and the surrounding areas.”   

“Keystone Rural Health was pleased to receive notification of the Supplemental Funding HRSA has awarded to us and the other Health Centers of Pennsylvania,” stated Kristie Bennardi, spokesperson for Keystone Rural Health Consortia.  “We will personally continue to do our part in reaching out to those in need of not only medical services, but we want to expand our oral health reach into our surrounding communities and this funding allows us to do that.”

The grant was awarded by HRSA through the Health Center Expanded Services Supplemental Funding (ES), which supports community-based organizations that serve populations with limited access to health care.