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Cartwright: $2.1 million targets health care infrastructure

Scranton Times-Tribune

More than $630,000 in federal funding will bring Scranton Primary Health Care Center closer to opening up another floor of its Wyoming Avenue office to patients.

With nearly $983,000 from the same program, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers will renovate a new facility for women’s health within walking distance of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale.

The awards come as part of $2.1 million in American Rescue Plan funds that target health care infrastructure that U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, announced this week for three Northeast Pennsylvania community health centers.


“Our community health centers not only continue to fight on the frontlines of COVID-19, they are critical to addressing our communities’ many other health care needs,” Cartwright said in a statement. “I commend our local health centers for the work they are doing to combat this pandemic. This American Rescue Plan funding will enable them to continue their work to better meet the most pressing public health challenges associated with COVID-19 in our most vulnerable communities.”


Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Wilkes-Barre will also receive $550,000 in American Rescue Plan funds, according to Cartwright’s announcement.

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