Governor Evers awards nearly $5 million to improve access to health care in Janesville, Edgerton

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Nearly $5 million will go toward expanding health care services in Janesville and Edgerton, Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday as part of the Capital Investment Grants Program for health infrastructure.

“Ensuring that essential health services – from dental care to orthopedics to mental health care – are accessible to families and individuals in every postcode is essential to ensuring that we build healthier communities in our state for years to come,” Evers said.

More than $1.1 million of the funds will go to HealthNet of Rock County.

The agency will use the prize to build a new building on Franklin Street and use it to reduce the transportation burden for its patients. It will also double its capacity to provide care to the uninsured, triple the capacity of its dental clinic and expand care for women and low-income people.

Evers explained that more than $3.8 million had been given to Edgerton Hospital and Health Services to create a new facility in a more central location.

“So I am pleased to award these funds today to support two great projects in the communities of Janesville and Edgerton that will do just that with new facilities that will provide central hubs for patients to receive care close to home. “, Evers said.

The grant program was first announced in August 2021 as part of more than $285 million set aside for community capital projects.

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