Congress Appropriates $148,755 For SCMH

Serving This Community For 139 Years, Online Since 2001
 Front Page
 Community Links
Community Calendar
Entire Newspaper Online
Would you use a digital subscription, which would place a .pdf copy of every page of the newspaper on line?

Yes, but only if it was free with my subscription.
Yes, even if it meant a slight increase in the cost of my subscription.
Yes, I don't subscribe to the paper, but would subscribe to this online version.

December 9, 2004

Congress Appropriates $148,755 For SCMH

Scotland County Memorial Hospital CEO Marcia Dial says the monies are the first step in an anticipated $2.7 million project at the Memphis facility.

Scotland County Memorial Hospital will receive nearly $150,000 in federal funds courtesy of the new Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently passed by the United States Congress and awaiting signing by President Bush.

On December 2nd, U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof announced that SCMH will receive $148,755 in federal funds for service and equipment upgrades.

“SCMH is often the only option for saving lives throughout the region, so it is essential that it be able to provide critical emergency services to all of its patrons,” said Hulshof. “I’m pleased that my colleagues have recognized the importance of enhancing medical services available to rural communities like the ones served by SCMH.”

Scotland County Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in a 1,500 square mile area. The area it serves is an aging population that ranks well above state averages for the percentage of population over the age of 65 Hulshof noted. For nearly all of these residents, SCMH is their sole source of quality health care.

“Thanks go to Congressman Hulshof and Senators Bond and Talent who have demonstrated their priority to provide Missouri with the best representation and constituent service possible,” said SCMH CEOMarcia Dial. “These monies will be utilized for the initial phase of an anticipated $2.7 million extended project plan. The proposed project will provide SCMH with the technology and facilities to move into the next arena of delivering essential obstetrical and emergency trauma service.”

Copyright © 2001
Memphis Democrat
121 South Main Street
Memphis MO 63555
Phone: 660-465-7016 -- Email: