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WGH receives Rural Health Network Development Grant

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WGH receives Rural Health Network Development Grant

Wabash General Hospital Receives Rural Health Network Development Grant

[Mount Carmel, Illinois] – Wabash General Hospital (WGH) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Rural Health Network Development Grant to help with the Addressing Gaps in Comprehensive Care (AGCC) Project. The AGCC Project is overseen by the Comprehensive Rural Health Care Network of Southern Illinois (CRHCNSI). CRHCNSI is composed of Wabash General Hospital, Wabash General Hospital EMS, Wabash General Hospital Rural Health Clinics, Wabash Community Health Center, Wabash County Health Department, and Comprehensive Dental Care of Mt. Carmel.

The CRHCNSI will address the critical needs through the Addressing Gaps in Comprehensive Care Project, which is a lack of access to comprehensive chronic care management for adults that includes, oral health care and primary/preventative care. This gap in care currently results in high and costly utilization of the emergency department for nonemergent needs, high hospital readmission rates for chronic conditions, and poor health outcomes for individuals across the lifespan.

WGH’s goal with AGCC Project is to expand care coordination to service individuals in their homes by establishing a community paramedicine program, as well as help qualifying individuals with dental, blood work, and immunization needs.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $300,000 with 0 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit