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Federal Funds Coming To Kentucky To Help Rural Hospitals

The federal government announced Wednesday that Kentucky is in line to receive almost 4 million dollars to benefit rural communities. 

Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services say $3.8 million is coming to the University of Kentucky as an investment to support small rural hospitals. 

HHS Director Alex Azar says the funding gives these hospitals the support to build up capacity to fight COVID-19.  The CARES Act funding gives hospitals flexibility in how they respond to the disease in their individual communities. 

That can include the provision of testing and laboratory services as well as buying personal protective equipment.?

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