11 Missouri Hospitals Receive $262k in Grants for Telemedicine

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that 11 rural hospitals in Missouri will receive grants from the MoBroadbandNow initiative totaling $262,000 to provide telemedicine care for their patients.

The MoBroadbandNow initiative was launched by Gov. Nixon in 2009 to expand broadband reach to homes, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities and public safety agencies. The grants from the MoBroadbandNow initiative come from a federal grant to the state of Missouri as part of its state broadband plan.

The 11 Missouri hospitals receiving the grants include:

• Advanced Healthcare Medical Center in Ellington will receive up to $24,800.
• Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton will receive up to $25,000.
• Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs will receive up to $25,000.
• John Fitzgibbon Memorial Hospital in Marshall will receive up to $25,000.
• Madison Memorial Hospital in Fredericktown will receive up to $25,000.
• Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, formerly known as Dexter Memorial Hospital, will receive up to $25,000.
• Northwest Medical Center in Albany will receive up to $25,000.
• Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti will receive up to $14,352.
• Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola will receive up to $25,000.  
• Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan will receive up to $23,238.  
• Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi will receive up to $25,000.

The grants will be distributed in seven installments from Dec. 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012.

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