Alexander: Lewis Health Center a Model for Rural Health Care

Posted on February 20, 2018

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HOHENWALD, Tenn., February 20, 2018 – At a roundtable today at Lewis Health Center, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that the center “is a model for rural health care.”

“Community health centers, like Lewis Health Center, serve nearly 400,000 Tennesseans,” Alexander said. “Many of these centers serve patients in rural areas who otherwise would have to travel far distances to access health care.”

Alexander continued: “Lewis Health Center has developed innovative ways of serving patients in Lewis County so they can access critical medical care close to home, and I look forward to learning more about what Congress and our state can do to help support access to care in rural communities. One thing Congress has been able to do is pass -  and President Trump signed into law -- legislation that included over $7.8 billion to ensure community health centers are able to continue to meet the needs of their local communities.”

Today, the senator toured the center and participated in a roundtable on rural health issues in Tennessee. Roundtable participants included officials from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Hospital Association, Lewis Health Center, and Maury Regional Health.