WILLIAMSON According to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a total of $4.9 million will be split between Williamson Health and Wellness Center, West Virginia University Hospitals and the Morgan County Partnership.
The funding is from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration through earmarks the Senator requested and secured.
Williamson Health And Wellness Center will receive a total of $2 million dollars to support the reopening of Williamson Memorial Hospital, the only hospital in the county. Williamson Memorial closed as the hospital was “operating as a debtor-in-possession in bankruptcy.”
The first indication that Memorial may open once again was last March. Hospital officials announced then htat efforts were underway to reopen the hospital this year.
The rest of the funding will help complete the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital and support youth substance abuse prevention programs in Morgan County.
Manchin’s office says the funds will be used to purchase new equipment and provide “permanent working capital for hospital operations.”