CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Co-Chairman of the Senate Broadband Caucus, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to approve the application of Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) for a $781,964 grant to support telehealth services in West Virginia. This funding from the FCC will increase the foundation for telehealth services at CAMC, providing expanded health services and telehealth capabilities in the Kanawha Valley region.
“Creating a strong foothold for telehealth services is crucial to the future of healthcare in West Virginia, especially in the Charleston area. Last July, I brought FCC commissioner Brendan Carr to Charleston to highlight the importance of telehealth and reliable broadband to our state. As we toured CAMC, I emphasized how crucial this hospital is to our region and how we must be able to improve our outreach to more rural communities in West Virginia. Growing our telehealth capabilities will increase the quality of our healthcare, helping us save the lives of West Virginians across our state. I thank the FCC for their support as I lead the telehealth initiative in our state and look forward to all the lives that will be bettered as a result of this investment,” said Senator Capito.
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