Today, Representative Josh Harder announced the Valley Consortium for Medical Education will receive a $939,906 grant from the Department of Health & Human Services for their Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program. This comes on the heels of the $1.18 million grant Rep. Harder secured for Valley Consortium this past August. Valley Consortium is a non-profit based out of Modesto that delivers first class training for residents and medical students throughout the Central Valley. They represent over 800 acute care hospital beds, more than 150,000 emergency room visits, 24,000 major surgical cases and over 50,000 admissions annually.
"The best way to deliver more doctors and nurses to our community is to train them right here in the Valley. That's why I'm excited to announce we've secured another $939,906 for the Valley Consortium for Medical Education for a total of more than $2 million in the last six months," said Rep. Harder. "Our Valley families have to wait way too long for health appointments, and this is a great step forward. The health care disparities between the Valley and richer areas like the Bay is completely unacceptable -- I won't stop fighting until our families have the resources they need to stay healthy."