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Hospital receives $25,000 grant

MADISON - The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin announced St. Mary's Hospital of Superior will receive a $25,000 grant from Wisconsin's Universal Service Fund program.

MADISON - The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin announced St. Mary's Hospital of Superior will receive a $25,000 grant from Wisconsin's Universal Service Fund program.

The Universal Service Fund, created under Wisconsin law, allows the commission to collect fees from telecommunication providers and award $500,000 annually to nonprofit medical clinics and public health agencies. The grants help clinics purchase telecommunications equipment, promote advanced medical services and enhance access to medical care in under-served areas.

This year, 25 organizations requested over $1.5 million and 19 clinics and local health agencies were awarded grants that total $500,000.

The hospital received $25,000 to purchase an updated phone system for the hospital and clinic.

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