DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that both houses of Congress
passed the FY2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill, including $200,000 to help
computerize medical records at Suffolk County’s Health Center Network. Senator
Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to
include funding for the project in this year’s spending bill.
is a great investment for Suffolk County,” Senator Gillibrand. “Electronic
health records will help bring our hospitals into the 21st century,
reduce costly medical errors, save lives and improve the quality of care for
Suffolk County patients. I will continue working to make sure Suffolk County
gets its fair share from the federal government.”
Suffolk County’s Health Center Network will use the $200,000 federal investment
to computerize medical records – improving their record keeping, reducing
medical errors and reducing the amount of paper used by the hospitals.
The U.S. Senate passed the Omnibus Appropriations bill over the weekend. With
final passage, the bill now goes to the President to become law.