Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger announces nearly $400k grant to UVA Health System for virtual care

CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT

U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger Friday announced a new federal grant totaling $388,574 to help strengthen telehealth services across Central Virginia.

The money will fund University of Virginia Health System equipment for virtual healthcare appointments and patient monitoring, helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to a news release from the congresswoman’s office.

UVA Health System, based in Charlottesville, oversees Culpeper Medical Center.

The grant is part of a third round of funding from Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

“Since the pandemic began, UVA Health has worked tirelessly to meet the demands for increased telehealth services and deliver high-quality, virtual care to Virginia patients,” Spanberger said in a statement. “These pioneering—and lifesaving—efforts will only stand to be strengthened through this award.”

Dr. Karen S. Rheuban, director UVA Center for Telehealth, said the health system is honored to have received the FCC grant.

“This funding will enable us to provide expanded outreach to patients across the Commonwealth,” she said. “We are exceptionally grateful to Congresswoman Spanberger, who championed this additional funding in the COVID-19 relief package advanced by Congress. Her tireless efforts in support of telehealth stand to improve access to care for all Virginians.”

Last month, Spanberger announced a grant of more than $300,000 for Bon Secours’ telehealth services through the second round of the FCC funding for telehealth.

Recent Posts


Jun 21, 2024
Womens' Issues

Ahead of Two-Year Anniversary of Dobbs Decision, Spanberger Helps Lead Bicameral Effort to Repeal Antiquated Law Restricting Abortion

The “Stop Comstock Act” Would Block Future Administrations from Using 150-Year-Old Statute to Ban the Mailing of Mifepristone & Other Drugs Used in Medication Abortions WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today helped introduce bicameral legislation in response to clear intent by extreme politicians and judges to misuse an archaic law from the 1800s […]



Jun 21, 2024
Womens' Issues

Spanberger Statement Marking Two Years Since Supreme Court Overturned Roe v. Wade 

Congresswoman: “On the Second Anniversary of this Dark Day in Our Nation’s History, We Must Recommit Ourselves to Codifying Roe v. Wade and Resisting All Attempts to Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Rights” WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement ahead of Monday, June 24, 2024 — two years […]



Jun 20, 2024
Press

Spanberger, Carey Lead Bipartisan Effort to Waive Passport Fees for Family Visiting Injured Servicemembers Abroad

The “No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act” Would Apply to Family Members Visiting Injured Servicemembers Who Are Not Yet Medically Cleared to Travel Back to the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Mike Carey (R-OH-15) introduced bipartisan legislation to waive passport fees for family members obtaining a passport for […]