Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited St. Claire Medical Center on Friday. He and Gov. Andy Beshear announced CMS agreed to contribute nearly $290 million owed to 54 rural Kentucky hospitals from a legal settlement. St. Clarie will receive about $7.2 million.

McConnell congratulated St. Claire for receiving a $900,000 opioid response grant as well. St. Claire received $17.4 million from the CARES Act. On Thursday, McConnell announced a new distribution of more than $7.8 million for the facility. According to a press release from a McConnell spokesperson, it is specifically because of its work to treat patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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