Sheridan Community Hospital Receives USDA Grant

October 31, 2018
Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new rural development grant that will help in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The department awarded a grant of $284,105 to the Sheridan Community Hospital to “develop a telemedicine system to address opioid misuse.”

The grant will allow health care professionals to deliver primary care remotely to four locations across Montcalm County. Additional information is available in the attached release from USDA.

Congressman John Moolenaar has worked on securing funding for increased rural broadband access and for the fight against the opioid crisis in Michigan. He made the following statement on today’s news:

“Today's grant will help health care professionals on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. Doctors will be able to provide care remotely, while helping patients stay closer to home. Telemedicine offers new ways for patients and doctors to connect, and I will be working to expand rural broadband access so this technology can potentially be used in more communities across mid and northern Michigan.”