Bucksport health center receives $1.8 million grant

BUCKSPORT — The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,875,470 in grant funding to Bucksport Regional Health Center, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine).

The nearly $2 million in funding is meant to improve the health of those in a relatively rural part of the country.

“People across Maine rely on rural health care providers like Bucksport Regional Health Center for critical health services to help them stay healthy and happy,” King said. “This funding will help the Bucksport facility continue in its decades-long mission to provide quality community care to the surrounding area.”

King’s announcement did not mention any specific improvements or projects that will come from the grant.

The health center has served the Bucksport area since 1974, providing primary and dental care services to people of all ages.

The funding comes from an agency within HHS that targets economically and medically underserved parts of the country, as well as the geographically isolated.

“Senator King has repeatedly emphasized the importance of rural health services to Maine communities,” the announcement stated.

Charles Eichacker

Charles Eichacker

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Charles Eichacker covers the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Castine, Verona Island, Penobscot, Brooksville and Dedham. When not working on stories, he likes books, beer and the outdoors. [email protected]

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