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Federal funding boosts healthcare in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes area is set to receive over $3 million in federal funds aimed at enhancing healthcare services and emergency operations, as announced by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The investment is directed towards increasing healthcare access for underrepresented communities, strengthening healthcare infrastructure, and ensuring emergency services are prepared for energy disruptions.

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This substantial funding will aid in the expansion of health care facilities and services, including the enhancement of mental health services and the implementation of virtual care technology. Specifically, Trillium Health and Rochester General Hospital are among the primary beneficiaries, with funds allocated for expanding clinic, pharmacy, and food cupboard space, as well as for adopting virtual healthcare delivery systems.

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand expressed pride in securing the funding, emphasizing its importance in improving the quality of life for residents and equipping first responders and healthcare workers with necessary resources. The initiative aims to make healthcare more accessible and efficient in the Rochester area and the broader Finger Lakes region, marking a significant step towards addressing healthcare and emergency service needs.