Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has announced another step in his efforts to improve healthcare access and affordability across the state – but especially in rural portions of Georgia and underserved communities. The newly created Dual Track Rural Hospital Support program will award grants totaling $6 million to 13 Georgia rural hospitals.

The recipients of the grants will have the option of choosing between funding new or existing graduate medical education (GME) programs or direct hospital support through a single application process. The grants will be administered through the Department of Community Health’s (DCH) State Office of Rural Health (SORH).

“Since I took office, my administration has worked to deliver on the promise that we would work with state and local partners to develop Georgia’s rural communities, including efforts to improve our rural healthcare systems,” said Kemp. “These awards will provide further support to those hospitals that serve rural Georgians and communities in need.”

 

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