Press Releases

U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) with a $3,462,422 grant to continue their primary and specialty health programs for the next five years.

“Increasing access to health care across our region is key to raising healthy children, families and communities,” said Rogers. “This is great news for our region and I applaud HHS for supporting MCHC which is providing essential health care to those who are most in need. Now, more than ever, rural health care is important for our local communities that continue to struggle in these challenging economic times. By providing regular check-ups, education, and preventative care MCHC is empowering our communities and making this region a stronger, healthier place to live and raise a family.”

MCHC is a non-profit corporation that began in 1971 out of a trailer in rural Leslie County, Kentucky. Since then, MCHC has grown into one of the largest rural health centers in Kentucky and the United States. With over 250 employees, MCHC provides services to over 27,000 patients each year. Currently, MCHC clinics are located in Perry, Harlan, Owsley, and Letcher Counties. In the communities served by MCHC, rates of poverty are more than double and unemployment is significantly higher than comparable national figures. The funding from HHS will allow MCHC to carry out its important mission as the leading safety net provider of primary and preventative health care services in the Appalachian Coalfields Region of southeast Kentucky.

As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for important projects in the fifth Congressional district.