Hoeven: UND Receives More Than $700,000 in Federal Funding to Help Improve Rural Healthcare

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $726,025 to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to support UND’s Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, which works to improve access and quality of rural healthcare.

“It’s important for us to invest in programs that help to ensure all North Dakotans enjoy a high quality of life and good health, whether they are living in our cities or rural parts of our state,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant will support UND’s Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, which is dedicated to helping stabilize and sustain local healthcare infrastructure, which in turn will strengthen critical access to care for rural residents."