USDA, Inspira Health announce $1M grant for Medical Center in South Jersey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $1 million health care grant for state-of-the-art medical equipment at Inspira Health‘s Medical Center Mannington, according to a recent announcement from the South Jersey health system.

USDA Rural Development Undersecretary Dr. Basil Gooden and New Jersey State Director Jane Asselta joined Inspira Health CEO and President Amy Mansue on Monday to formally announce the news.

“Now, more than ever, people in rural and tribal communities across this nation need support accessing high-quality, reliable health care services,” Gooden said.

The project was funded through a health care grant within the USDA’s Community Programs and focuses on providing essential equipment and services for the historically underserved, rural populations in the South Jersey area. The project also supports a larger revitalization of the Inspira Medical Center Mannington.

“We are grateful to the USDA for this recognition of need and the Inspira team for all the work involved in bringing this effort to fruition,” Mansue said. “These funds were used to immediately purchase critically important, state-of-the-art medical equipment, giving our outstanding staff the tools they need to provide an optimal patient experience.”

The equipment purchased ranged from cardiac/pulmonary equipment to ventilators, blood pressure monitors, fetal monitors, defibrillators, wheelchairs and stretchers, to EEG machines, dopplers, exercise equipment for cardiac rehab, hi-flow machines and X-ray equipment.