Riverview Medical Center was awarded $340,986 in grant money to help fund the care and treatment of residents living with AIDS or HIV, State Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O'Dowd announced Wednesday.
The funding for the Red Bank hospital will be used to provide outpatient ambulatory medical care, diagnostic testing, medical case management, nutritional counseling and mental health services for low-income area residents living with HIV or AIDS, a release from Gov. Chris Christie's office said.
In all, $8.1 million in grants was given to hospitals, health centers, community organizations, and public health agencies throughout the state. Seventeen organizations are slated to receive $6.3 million in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Ryan White funds to provide health care services, home health care, transportation, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, hospice care and other social services.
Monmouth County alone received more than $2 million of the funding.
In addition to Riverview Medical Center, Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders received $62,000, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune received $1.184 million, and Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch received $465,811.
“I congratulate each organization for providing comprehensive medical care and support services to low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS,” O’Dowd said in a release. “I know this funding will improve the health and quality of life of those they serve.”