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Cumberland County Health Department Receives $4.5 Million in Federal Funds

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | 06:56am

CROSSVILLE − Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, will join other state and local officials on Thursday, April 14, to present $4,495,730 in federal funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to the Cumberland County Health Department.

The Tennessee Department of Health Upper Cumberland Primary Care Project applied for the Affordable Care Act Capital Development Grant to construct a new Cumberland County Health Department clinic in Crossville. The Cumberland County Health Department is a federally qualified health center and has outgrown its existing facility due to increased demand for services. The current health center provides more than 28,000 patient visits annually in the medically-underserved area.

The proposal for the new health clinic is to construct an environmentally sustainable facility built according to the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification requirements.

Who:  Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health
           Deborah K. Johnson, Upper Cumberland Regional Director, Tennessee Department of Health
           Karen Roper, Cumberland County Health Director
           Danny Hall, MD, Cumberland County Health Officer
           Kenneth Carey, Jr., Cumberland County Mayor

What:  Presentation of Federal Capital Development Funds to Cumberland County Health Department

When:  Thursday, April 14, 2:00 p.m., CDT

Where:  131 South Webb Avenue
               Crossville, Tennessee 38555

CONTACT:  Shelley L. Walker

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