Stimulus funds to help area health clinics' services
Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., announced a Beloit community health center will get a federal grant that also will benefit its office in Janesville.
The money comes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the federal stimulus plan, according to a news release.
Community Health Systems of Beloit will receive $656,980 to build a four-room, walk-in clinic that is expected to handle at least 8,400 patient visits in its first year, Baldwin said.
In addition, the corporation's four facilities—in Beloit, Janesville, Darlington and Racine—will benefit from upgrades in computer and telephone equipment, the addition of video conferencing, and the purchase of new medical and office equipment.
"The strength of our economy and access to quality health care are co-dependent," Baldwin said. "Each requires the strength of the other to grow. We must bolster both if we are to thrive in the 21st century and these grants do just that."