Franklin County Hospital Receives $262,934 in Telemedicine Funding

May 13, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded $262,934 to the Franklin County Memorial Hospital to help treat and monitor patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. The funds were announced as a part of the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The program was established through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congressman Guest supported. In its most recent disbursement, the program provided $8.36 million in funding across the nation for telehealth services during the coronavirus outbreak.

“Mississippi is a leader in telemedicine. Our rural hospitals have adopted this technology effectively to serve communities across the state. As our healthcare system faces new challenges, like the coronavirus outbreak, our talented medical professionals continue to adapt to serve the people of Mississippi. I will continue to work in Washington to secure the resources our healthcare community needs to serve our great state,” Guest said.

Click here for more information about the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

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