United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
EAST LANSING, April 18, 2008 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett will present a ceremonial $343,096 telemedicine grant check on Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m. to Mercy Health Partners – Lakeshore Campus, located at 72 S. State St., in Shelby.
The money will help pay for a Picture Archiving Communication System, which will allow MHPLC to share diagnostic images with other medical facilities, improving the access of area residents to top-quality health care.
The event is open to the general public and everyone is welcome to attend.
USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity, liquidity, and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/
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