Southern IL hospitals get state funding for upgrade projects | Health
Governor Pat Quinn has announced $5.1 million in investments to hospitals across Southern Illinois, part of $24.3 million set aside this fiscal year in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of downstate health care institutions.
The announcement follows Governor Quinn’s recent signing of a law that enacted the largest increase in health insurance coverage in state history, one of the Governor’s 2013 legislative priorities.
Among the Tri-State area hospitals that will receive funding are:
Clay County Hospital, Flora, $168,803 to replace the rooftop cooling system.
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville, $179,045 for an electronic medical record system.
Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, $230,120 for roof and façade repair.
Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, $181,160 for an electronic medical record system.
Harrisburg Medical Center, $223,482 for equipment upgrades.
Wabash General Hospital, Mt. Carmel, $173,487 for new surgical equipment.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital, $183,680 for a new generator.
“It is crucial that hospitals have the most modern facilities and equipment to serve the health care needs of Illinois residents,” Governor Quinn said. “These investments will create good construction jobs while helping Southern Illinois hospitals provide better service and treatment to their patients.”