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Burleson County hospital receives grant to increase access to high-speed internet

Posted at 5:41 PM, Jul 10, 2024

CALDWELL, Texas (KRHD) — The St. Joseph Health Center in Burleson County received a grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture to increase access its to high-speed internet.

  • The hospital received a grant for worth about $134,000.
  • It's part of the Texas Department of Agriculture's $23 million Broadband Infrastructure Improvement grant, which seeks to help rural hospitals increase access to high-speed internet.
  • The goal of the grant is to improve services like adding telehealth, communicating with doctors and accessing medical records online.

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The Burleson County St. Joseph Health hospital is getting a grant to improve its technology.

It's worth about $130,000 — the grant works to provide reliable, high-speed internet access.

It's part of the Texas Department of Agriculture $23 million dollar program to help rural hospitals access provide more medical services online — services like accessing medical records online, scheduling appointments and communicating with doctors.


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