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Mid Michigan hospitals receive $50 million in funding

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Mid-Michigan hospitals are receiving 50 million dollars to update facilities and hopefully bounce back from a rough financial year.

St. Mary’s in Saginaw and Standish, and St. Joseph Health System in Tawas will share the funding. Fifty million dollars will be divided based on the needs of each facility.

St. Mary’s in Saginaw is expected to receive the most funding. It has plans to expand its emergency center, add clinical programs, and purchase equipment.

Dr. Joseph Cacchione is the Market Ministry CEO for Ascension Michigan, which provided the funding.

“Catholic health has been in Saginaw a long time. We believe as part of our overall mission and our goal is to preserve the legacy of Catholic health, and we think it was a natural for us to invest and recommit to Saginaw in a big way.”

Cacchione said the goal is to maintain existing jobs, and possibly create new employment opportunities.

He said many hospitals today struggle to try and provide better care with fewer resources.