Jun 10 2003

Graham Announces $1.5 Million in Federal Assistance for Sandhill Medical Foundation

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Sandhill Medical Foundation in Jefferson will receive a $1.52 million loan and a $50,000 grant for the construction of a new medical clinic. The funds will be used to construct the new 10,000 square foot facility and purchase related furnishings and equipment. The new facility will include eight exam rooms, private office space and a pharmacy. The clinic will serve approximately 9,000 patients, many of whom lack the transportation necessary to travel to other parts of the county. “Rural and community medical clinics serve a vital need for the people of South Carolina,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “This grant will help enable thousands of people in Chesterfield County to receive quality medical care.” The loan and grant were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####