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Senator Murray Announces 39 Washington State Indian Health Service Projects Funded with Recovery Money

May 15 2009

Funding will support key health care infrastructure for Washington state tribes

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that 39 projects in Washington state will receive funding from the Indian Health Service.  The funding is part of $500 million allocated nationwide for improvements in Indian health in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

“Investing in health care infrastructure for Washington state’s tribes is good health care policy, and it is good economic policy”, said Senator Patty Murray. “In this recession it is absolutely imperative that families have access to the programs that they need to stay healthy and stay working.”

The Recovery Act funds are to be expended by the HIS nationwide as follows:  $227 million for health facilities construction, $100 million for maintenance and improvements, $85 million for health information technology, $68 million for sanitation facilities construction, and $20 million for health equipment that will help improve health care in Indian Country.

As a senior member of the Senate committee overseeing Health and Human Services funding, Sen. Murray worked to ensure that investments in our state’s health infrastructure were included in the Recovery Act.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.  

SITE

TRIBE

TYPE

DESCRIPTION

Purpose of Funding

Oakville

CHEHALIS TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Cardiac/Monitor Systems (1)  

 Cardiac/Monitor Systems (1)  

Inchelium

COLVILLE TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Stryker Beds (3)  

 Stryker Beds (3)  

YAKIMA-CO

CONFEDERATED TRIBES & BANDS OF THE YAKIMA INDIAN NATION OF THE YAKIMA RES.

Water and Sanitation facilities

YAKAMA - Scattered DEF Level 4

14 Homes Served

CHEHALIS RES

CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE CHEHALIS RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

Water and Sanitation facilities

CHEHALIS RES - Starrville Dfields

4 Homes Served

Nespelem

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington

Facility Repair/Renovation

Nespelem Health Center Renovation 

Program Enhancement

NESPELEM

CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

Water and Sanitation facilities

COLVILLE - NESP ARSENIC & TANK REHAB

96 Homes Served

Longview

COWLITZ INDIAN TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Barrier Free Table Exam (3);  

 Barrier Free Table Exam (3);  

Spokane

HEALING LODGE OF THE SEVEN NATIONS

Facility Repair/Renovation

Healing Lodge HVAC-Energy

Energy

Sequim

JAMESTOWN S'KLALLAM TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Spirometer/Pulse Oximeter/EKG/Audiometer w/mobile Cart (2)  

 Spirometer/Pulse Oximeter/EKG/Audiometer w/mobile Cart (2)  

PEND OREILLE

KALISPEL INDIAN COMMUNITY OF THE KALISPEL INDIAN RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

Water and Sanitation facilities

KALISPEL - HQ WW Expansion

68 Homes Served

LOWER ELWHA

LOWER ELWHA TRIBAL COMMUNITY OF THE LOWER ELWHA RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

Water and Sanitation facilities

LOWER ELWHA - VALLEY WATER STRAGE

109 Homes Served

LUMMI VILL

LUMMI TRIBE, WA

Water and Sanitation facilities

LUMMI - Slater Rd & Haxton Way Wtr Main

1053 Homes Served

Neah Bay

Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation

Facility Repair/Renovation

Sophie Trettevick Health Center Renovation

CI Improvement

NeahBay

Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation

Medical Equipment

 Fetal Monitor (1)  

 Fetal Monitor (1)  

Olympia

Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation

Facility Repair/Renovation

Nisqually Indian Tribe Health Clinic Renovation

CI Improvement

Everson

Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington

Facility Repair/Renovation

Health-Dental Clinic Renovation

CI Improvement

Deming

NOOKSACK TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 EKG/Pulse Oximeter/Spirometer/Monitor Vital Signs (1)  

 EKG/Pulse Oximeter/Spirometer/Monitor Vital Signs (1)  

Tacoma

PUYALLUP TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Examination Tables w/ Accesories (10)  

 Examination Tables w/ Accesories (10)  

Tacoma

PUYALLUP TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Pill Counters(3)  

 Pill Counters(3)  

LaPush

Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation

Facility Repair/Renovation

Quileute Health Center HVAC Replacement

Energy

LaPush

Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation

Facility Repair/Renovation

Quileute Health Center Roof Replacement

CI Improvement

LAPUSH

QUILEUTE TRIBE OF THE QUILEUTE RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

Water and Sanitation facilities

QUILEUTE - WATER SYSTEM IMPROVE

115 Homes Served

Taholah

QUINAULT TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Cardiac Transport System(1)  

 Cardiac Transport System(1)  

TAHOLAH

QUINAULT TRIBE OF THE QUINAULT RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

Water and Sanitation facilities

QUINAULT - TAHOLAH AC MAIN REPLACE

169 Homes Served

Darrington

SAUK-SUIATTLE TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Table Examination/Stool/Scale/EKG/Sterilizer/Centri fuge/Sphygmomanometers/nebulizerw/inhaler (1)  

 Table Examination/Stool/Scale/EKG/Sterilizer/Centri fuge/Sphygmomanometers/nebulizerw/inhaler (1)  

Tokeland

SHOALWATER BAY TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Digital Panoramic X-ray unit (1)  

 Digital Panoramic X-ray unit (1)  

Shelton

Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington

Facility Repair/Renovation

Skokomish Health Clinic Repair & Renovation

Program Enhancement

Wellpinit

SPOKANE & KALISPEL TRIBES

Facility Repair/Renovation

David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic Renovation

CI Improvement

STEVENS-CO

SPOKANE TRIBE OF THE  SPOKANE RESERVATION, WASHINGTON

Water and Sanitation facilities

SPOKANE-Westend Landfill Close

285 Homes Served

Shelton

Squaxin Indian Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington

Facility Repair/Renovation

Squaxin Island Health Clinic Facility Repairs

Energy

Elma

Squaxin Indian Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington

Facility Repair/Renovation

Squaxin Island NW Indian Treatment Center Renovation

Program Enhancement

Shelton

SQUAXIN ISLAND TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 EKG w/Stand/NIBP (1) AED (3)  

 EKG w/Stand/NIBP (1) AED (3)  

Shelton

SQUAXIN ISLAND TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Dental Xray Unit (2)  

 Dental Xray Unit (2)  

LaConner

SWINOMICH TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 Dental chair and Delivery system (1)  

 Dental chair and Delivery system (1)  

LaConner

SWINOMICH TRIBE

Medical Equipment

 EKG Diagnostic System (1)  

 EKG Diagnostic System (1)  

Tulalip

TULALIP TRIBES

Medical Equipment

 Otoscopes/Ophthalmoscope (14)  

 Otoscopes/Ophthalmoscope (14)  

Yakama

Yakama Indian Nation

Medical Equipment

 Install new DR Xray System to replace existing older unit  

 Install new DR Xray System to replace existing older unit  

WHITE SWAN 

YAKAMA TRIBAL COUNCIL

Replacement Ambulance

New Ambulance

New Ambulance

Toppenish

YAKAMA TRIBAL COUNCIL

Facility Repair/Renovation

Yakama Health Center HVAC-Chiller Replacement

Energy