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Grafton City Hospital on Path to Open Recovery to Resiliency Program, Thanks to U.S. Representative David McKinley

Posted Date: 1/3/2023
Grafton City Hospital on Path to Open Recovery to Resiliency Program, Thanks to U.S. Representative David McKinley
Grafton City Hospital, an affiliate of Mon Health System, will soon create a new clearinghouse for individuals struggling with substance abuse, called the Recovery to Resiliency (R2R) program. Thanks to the efforts of U.S. Representative David McKinley, P.E. (WV-01), $995,000 in federal appropriations was secured to construct the program on the second floor of the hospital.

“Representative McKinley was instrumental in securing the funding for the Recovery to Resiliency program for Grafton City Hospital, and we extend our sincerest thank you for his support and advocation as we look to provide necessary recovery services to our community,” said Melissa Lockwood, Chief Administrative Officer at Grafton City Hospital.

For several years, West Virginia has led the nation in drug overdose death rates. The substance use epidemic in WV also increases other related health risks and infectious diseases. Currently, Taylor County patients in recovery must leave the region and travel over secondary roads to receive customized recovery treatment away from their homes, families, and jobs.

“We have worked hand in hand with community leaders in Grafton to support the hospital and ensure the people of Taylor County have access to quality care. We were proud to help provide funding for this project that will help fight the substance abuse epidemic plaguing our state and improve mental health services,” said Rep. McKinley.

The construction and renovation of the second floor of Grafton City Hospital for the 10-bed unit will allow patients seeking recovery and treatment to receive quality care in a familiar local setting. Construction and renovation will also create short-term jobs, and the program’s operations will add 14 new full-time or part-time health positions.

R2R will integrate behavioral and primary healthcare services, allowing Grafton City Hospital to increase access to screening for mental health and substance use disorders, provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services, detoxification, recovery support, telehealth services, and provide screening, direct services, and referrals in systems of care designed to address behavioral health concerns.

“We’d like to thank Representative McKinley and our federal delegation for its support of Grafton City Hospital and Mon Health,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System and Executive Vice President of Vandalia Health. “Mon Health System continues to make it a priority to expand recovery care in our communities and we are proud to work towards providing the patients of Taylor County with customized treatment, close to home.”

To learn more about Grafton City Hospital, visit MonHealth.com/Grafton-Hospital.
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