WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that the Hamilton County Hospital District will receive a $896,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to purchase an electronic medical records system, providing better communication and collaboration between clinics and a higher quality of care for patients.  

“Rural communities often do not have access to the same kinds of resources as many urban and suburban areas,” said Bost. “By expanding access to these critical federal grants, we can help ensure that communities, including those in Hamilton County, have the advanced technology they need to keep residents safe and healthy.”