On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending a $189,000 grant for the Madison County Hospital.
The funds come through a USDA Rural Development grant and will be used to buy new equipment for the hospital’s operating room.
Lawson, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, weighed in on the grant on Wednesday.
“These funds will dramatically improve the quality of health care available in Madison County, keep health care local and prevent residents from having to drive out of town for care,” Lawson said. “I will continue to work to ensure that Madison residents have access to life-saving health care.”
“Madison residents currently must travel more than 40 miles for surgical services,” Lawson’s office noted, adding that the grant will benefit more than 19,200 people in the area.
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