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Skagit Regional Health receives grant to expand telehealth

Nov 11, 2021, 10:00 AM
Grant helps fund telehealth for Skagit Regional Health.

Skagit Regional Health was awarded a grant in October to help expand videoconferencing for telehealth patient visits.

The $38,515 grant was announced by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and will pay for additional Zoom licenses to enable secure video visits with providers. Skagit Regional Health offers video visits in primary care and a variety of specialties including cardiology, neurology, rheumatology and orthopedics.

“Telehealth is essential to enabling access to medical advice during the COVID-19 crisis,” Sen. Cantwell said in a press release. A strong proponent of telehealth, Sen. Cantwell noted that the grant to Skagit Regional Health and several other healthcare organizations in the state “will help connect more Washingtonians to life-saving care.”

According to the press release, the grants were awarded through the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program. First established in the 2020 CARES Act, additional funds were appropriated by Congress as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act in 2021.

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Skagit Regional Health receives grant to expand telehealth

Nov 11, 2021, 10:00 AM
Grant helps fund telehealth for Skagit Regional Health.

Skagit Regional Health was awarded a grant in October to help expand videoconferencing for telehealth patient visits.

The $38,515 grant was announced by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and will pay for additional Zoom licenses to enable secure video visits with providers. Skagit Regional Health offers video visits in primary care and a variety of specialties including cardiology, neurology, rheumatology and orthopedics.

“Telehealth is essential to enabling access to medical advice during the COVID-19 crisis,” Sen. Cantwell said in a press release. A strong proponent of telehealth, Sen. Cantwell noted that the grant to Skagit Regional Health and several other healthcare organizations in the state “will help connect more Washingtonians to life-saving care.”

According to the press release, the grants were awarded through the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program. First established in the 2020 CARES Act, additional funds were appropriated by Congress as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act in 2021.