Governor Visit

McGuireWoods Consulting Helps Tangier Island Receive Grant for New Health Care Clinic
June 8, 2007

RICHMOND, VA – Gov. Tim Kaine and Secretary of Health and Human Resources Marilyn Tavenner traveled to Tangier Island on Friday, June 8, 2007 to announce a $300,000 matching fund grant for a new health clinic to be built on this remote island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.

The announcement took place at the Tangier Combined School and was attended by Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bob Bloxom, Sen. John Chichester, Del. Lynwood Lewis, Del. Rob Whitman and Supervisor Ron Wolff, Accomack Board of Supervisors. The event launched a public/private partnership aimed at bringing modern medicine to Tangier.

The new clinic, to be built with funds raised by the non-profit-organization, Tangier Island Health Foundation, will replace a crumbling, 50-year-old building with several structural problems and obsolete equipment.  For 50 years this has been the only medical facility to serve Tangier’s 650 residents. Jimmie Carter, Founder and Chairman of the Tangier Island Health Foundation, estimates that building and outfitting the new clinic will cost approximately $1,250,000.

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