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Kalispell Hospital Gets Grant Money

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Kalispell Regional Medical Center is coming into some cash.

The United States Department of Agriculture recently awarded the hospital a grant worth more than $300,000.

The money will go towards telecommunication devices that will connect Kalispell doctors with rural patients and doctors.

One machine, a bridging device, will conference in groups of doctors so that they can talk over cases and learn from each other.

The number of people this will affect is hard to estimate.

"The number of people would be in all of the counties in our referral region , which is seven to nine counties: 170,000 residents," said Pat Wilson, the director of education services at Kalispell Regional Healthcare.

Catch the Fox Montana News @ Nine to get a look at the other kind of machine the grant is funding.

It's already working in three communities, but KRMC staffers say they hope to reach seven more.

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