August 17, 2006: Congressman Ryan Secures $200,000 for Akron General Health Systems in Federal Spending Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Niles) announced today that the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, which has passed out of committee and now awaits approval by the House of Representatives, contains federal funding he secured for a hospital in the City of Akron.
The legislation would provide $200,000 to Akron General Health Systems for the Ambulatory Medical Records program. The program provides a web-based solution to maintaining medical records which will improve the overall quality of care and reduce costs.
"This funding will ensure that Akron General Health Systems has the resources it needs to reduce costs and deliver the best possible care," said Congressman Ryan. "I'm very pleased that my congressional colleagues recognize the value of this important project."