It's been a busy day for US Senator Tina Smith as she's been listening to how federal covid relief funds are still assisting several essential facilities right here in Rochester.
Senator Tina Smith Visits Rochester
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"*s senator tina smith as she's been listening to how federal covid relief funds are still assisting several essential facilities right here in rochester.
Despite full press coverage ?
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Kimt new three's jessica bringe joins us live from the community health services clinic with how senator smith says the federal funds are having a lasting impact.
Amy and katie ?
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Where the works to offer health care without discrimination..
However, given the strain put on families by the pandemic ?
*- i'm told some patients have a harder time actually making it into the facility.
Now that's where tele?
"* health medicine comes into play..
Chsi says patient's needs are able to be met even in rural areas through tele?
"* health medicine which has been expanded with cares act funding.
It's an area senator smith hopes will continue to grow..
I was able to ask both the senator and c?*- h?
"*i staff how continued funding will help the health care center stay innovative and improve patient care... here's what what i want to be able to do is make sure that those innovations in tele?
"*health cn be made permanent, of course in the infrastructur e package, which i hope we'll be able to pass in the coming months, there's significant resources for the technology, infrastructur e and broadband so tele?
"*health is accessible and available to everyone.
<we try and be a home for our patients and a place where they know they can fall back on in the community and the majority of our patients are very, very grateful for that.
Cares act funding also help the facility by updating technology ?
"* such as providig zoom licenses..
Getting online bill pay as well as improving vaccine storage.
Thank you jessica.
Coming up on kimt new three at five ?
"* s part of senator smith's rochester visit..
We'll tell you why the channel one food bank says the facility is doing better now than before the