LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -The Health and Human Services Agency and Department of the Federal Services awarded $90 million dollars to Health Centers throughout the nation.
The Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services will receive roughly $200,000 that will be used to treat patients who suffer from hypertension.
The money will be used to treat patients of color and minorities.
The gifted aid will be used to help assist patients with their remote patient monitoring system program.
This gives centers the ability to monitor patients blood sugar from home. The device used is a bluetooth enabled device that will take patients readings in the comfort of their own home and will automatically send their information directly back to the center.
The Chief Operating Officer of SWLA Center for Health Services, Jessica Jolly, is looking forward to helping out the community.
“Hypertension is a big deal when it comes to communities of color, she said. Mental health, physical health, and overall well-being so this funding is going to be used to help us with our remote system monitoring program.”
Jolly hopes to get the program kicked off by mid-March and is expected to help over 200 people.