Connally Memorial Medical Center was awarded a Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant in the amount of $84,935

To support the planning phase of research, development, and presentation of planning documents for a county wide health information exchange.

The purpose of the heath information exchange is to integrate health information technological systems between providers in the Network, in order to improve the quality of health care in Wilson County and surrounding counties.

The funds were granted by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), and were delivered by U.S. Congressman, Henry Cuellar at a special press conference held at Connally Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday, October 3. 2012.

“One of the most important recent advances in medicine is the application of information technology to health care. It is important that rural hospitals be part of these technological advances to reach people who need treatment with safe, high-quality care,” Jerome Brooks, CEO of CMMC, stated. “We are grateful to HRSA and Congressman Cuellar for allowing us to make this happen.”

Members of the Wilson Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors, administrative staff and employees are pictured with U.S. Congressman, Henry Cuellar as he presents the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant award.