Huffman Tours Redwoods Rural Health Center’s Remodeled Facilities
Redwoods Rural Health Center (RRHC) in Redway hosted Congressman Jared Huffman at their West Coast Road location on February 13 for a tour of the recently renovated medical and dental offices funded by federal grants through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
Congressman Huffman, representative of the 2nd Congressional District, has been a champion of legislation to aid in health center funding. On Monday, RRHC’s Executive Director, Tina Tvedt Schaible expressed gratitude for Congressman Huffman’s support in securing funds that enable the rural health center to provide health care to residents of Southern Humboldt and the Eel River Valley.
RRHC was founded in the early 70s as residents sought out equitable and alternative healthcare options for members of their rural community. The mission remains today. Forty-four percent of the health center’s 2022 $11.2 million revenue was from Medicaid and Medi-Cal insurance. Federal grant funding accounted for 32% of the health center’s revenue.
With the additional grant funding from the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan (ARP), RRHC was able to update their facilities with HVAC replacement, new flooring, lobby redesign, replace dental cabinetry, and provide new medical exam room furniture & equipment.
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By: Lisa Music
Source: Redheaded Blackbelt
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