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The House Appropriations Committee of Congress Approves Federal Funding Project That Includes $615,000 for Centrastate

By |2022-08-09T12:47:28-04:00July 11th, 2022|

Nearly $2 million for local humanitarian projects championed by Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) cleared a major hurdle in Congress last week as the House Appropriations Committee approved federal funding for projects as part of congressional spending bills for the upcoming fiscal year.

Smith said the Committee approved $615,000 to upgrade equipment at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold to enable state-of-the-art Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) used to treat primary and metastatic brain and spine cancers, as well as epilepsy and other neurological conditions.

“This upgraded equipment will benefit patients throughout Central Jersey by enabling those with cancer—the second leading cause of death in our state—and other serious diseases to access state-of-the-art treatment options that are close to home,” said Smith.

“CentraState wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Congressman Smith for securing the inclusion of this important funding in the House Labor-HHS appropriations bill,” said Thomas W. Scott, President and CEO of CentraState Medical Center. “This funding will enable our organization’s existing Elekta Linear Accelerator to deliver state-of-the-art Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) to our patients suffering from the most progressive forms of cancer.”

“We thank Congressman Smith for his efforts on this project and for his decades-long support for the critical work that we do,” said Scott.

ABOUT CENTRASTATE 

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times. To learn more, visit centrastate.com.

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