Bluefield State College Medical Education Center
Bluefield State College Medical Education Center

Bluefield State College will receive $300 thousand in Community Project Funding to train more healthcare workers.  President Biden recently signed the FY 2022 appropriations omnibus package, which included funding for $241 million in direct spending measures across West Virginia.  Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted in favor of the FY 2022 appropriations omnibus package.

“I am thrilled to see this money heading directly to West Virginia,” Senator Capito said.  “This funding will go to schools, universities, hospitals and towns across the state.  I look forward to seeing firsthand the benefits these funds will have in West Virginians’ day-to-day lives.”

Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, submitted Bluefield State College’s Community Project Funding request in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

 “Bluefield State College is blazing the trail on healthcare innovation and quality, preparing future healthcare leaders to deliver excellent care to West Virginia,” said Congresswoman Miller. “I was honored to work with Senator Capito, President Capehart, and my colleagues in Congress to secure these resources, giving Bluefield State students the tools they need to continue to be successful."

“Bluefield State College truly appreciates the efforts of Senator Capito and Congressman Miller,” BSC President Robin Capehart stated.  “The $300 thousand we receive in Community Project Funding will allow remodeling of existing space at the Medical Education Center (formerly BRMC) into classrooms, teaching labs, and community clinics."

“The intent of the College, as an HBCU is to address minority health disparities in this region by providing free health care services to the community,” Capehart continued.  ‘These services will include administering vaccines, mammograms, bp checks, glucose screenings, and health fairs.”