Maury Regional Health awarded $2.4M state grant to expand access to care


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Health (MRH) has been selected to receive a $2,432,200 grant from the state’s Healthcare Resiliency Program that will go towards establishing primary care and specialty clinics in Lawrenceburg affiliated with Maury Regional Medical Group (MRMG).

“We see a high number of patients coming to Columbia from Lawrence County, and this grant will help us provide them with primary care and other specialty clinics closer to home,” said MRH CEO Martin Chaney, MD. “I want to thank our team for their hard work securing this grant and the Tennessee Department of Health for helping us to improve access to health care for all the communities we serve.”

The Tennessee Department of Health included MRH in its second, and final, round of grant awards, which totaled $119 million and went to 41 eligible applicants.

The Healthcare Resiliency Program is part of the Tennessee Resiliency Plan and is designed to expand the state’s ability to provide health care services, especially in rural and underserved areas. The grants are funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which Congress passed in March of 2022. Tennessee has committed $250 million from its ARP funds to health care modernization and transformation projects.

“We are going further than many states in responding with investments to address recent challenges in the health care landscape,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Ralph Alvarado, M.D., F.A.C.P. “While health care is only one part of a person’s overall well-being, these investments reach into communities to make access to health services easier for millions of Tennesseans.”

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