Corman, Benninghoff Announce Additional Funding to Expand Local Patient Care Options

HARRISBURG – Senator Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) and Representative Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced an additional $500,000 in grant funding today to help Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CViM) better meet the health care needs of community residents.

The funding will support further development of a medical and dental clinic, as well as office space at their new facility. According to CViM, the facility will provide an affordable, long-term solution by providing more exam rooms, counseling rooms, dental procedure rooms, and offices.

“I cannot say enough about the great work of the volunteers and administrators at CViM and what they mean to our community,” Corman said. “They continue to play a leading role in meeting the health care needs of thousands of local families, and I am thankful this grant will allow them to help even more people.”

“I was pleased to work with Senator Corman to bring your tax dollars back to our local community where they will be used to offset a portion of the cost of this important project. Centre Volunteers in Medicine is a tremendous local asset that provides a wide variety of health care services to members of our community,” Benninghoff said. “I have been to CViM’s facilities a number of times and have a great personal belief that this planned expansion, funded in part by a return on local taxpayer investment in the Commonwealth, will provide a significant benefit to the Centre County community and those in need of CViM’s local health care services.”

The grant was awarded through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). A $1 million RCAP grant was awarded to CViM in December to begin work on the new facility.

 

CONTACT:           Jason Thompson (Corman)

                               Jason Gottesman (Benninghoff)