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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), supported by local sources, has awarded $546,486 to the Manchester Memorial Hospital to purchase an updated computed tomography (CT) scan machine. This new scanner is expected to provide 12,000 patients with more efficient and detailed testing.

“Having access to the latest health care technology is key to successfully diagnosing and treating disease,” said Rogers. “I applaud ARC for their continuous efforts to bring the best tools available to our rural communities so that they have access to the same quality health care that larger, more urban areas benefit from. Clay County residents will soon have access to more treatment options and will be able to live healthier lives because of this important resource coming to Manchester Memorial Hospital.” 
ARC will award Manchester Memorial Hospital a $400,000 grant for an updated 16-slice CT scan machine. This funding is supplemented with $146,486 from local sources. The CT scanner will allow physicians to complete biopsy procedures and other interventions while viewing the CT scan in real time. Doctors will use the CT scanner to help diagnose cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma, and muscular and skeletal disorders. This updated technology will reduce radiation exposure, serve more patients, and eliminate the need for patients to travel to hospitals farther away in order to confirm a diagnosis. Last year, Rogers announced that ARC had funded a new digital mammography system for Manchester Memorial Hospital which has enabled women in Clay County and the surrounding area to access reliable mammography technology in order to properly diagnosis breast cancer.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit