Grant to Crisfield Clinic funds telemedicine in Somerset schools

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD) has awarded $390,115 to Crisfield Clinic, LLC, to establish new telemedicine health centers in six rural schools in Somerset County. The new telemedicine health centers in schools across the county will help connect kids and families in rural communities with quality health care.

“Schools in Somerset County help kids learn and grow. But when a student gets sick, it’s tough for kids to catch up, for parents to take off of work and for teachers to meet students’ needs,” Senator Mikulski said. “These funds in the federal checkbook combined with Maryland’s cutting edge broadband technology will help keep kids healthy, safe and learning in our schools. Through investments in telemedicine, we can provide quality health care directly to rural schools and communities keeping kids in the classroom and parents on the job.”