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Capital improvement funds to benefit some state clinics

By The Associated Press Published: May 2, 2012

The Clayton center will receive $4.4 million, which will be used to help fund a long-term project to expand the facility.

Other Oklahoma health centers that will receive funding include:

• Community Health Centers Inc. of Midwest City, which will get $3.4 million to expand its capacity and $500,000 for immediate improvements to facilities;

• Oklahoma Community Health Services Inc., of Oklahoma City, will get $345,490 for improvements to its facilities;

• The Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center in Konawa will receive $270,000;

• Morton Comprehensive Health Services in Tulsa will receive $491,605 for immediate improvements.

The grants were awarded through a competition that involved independent reviewers scoring each application, said Mary Wakefield, director of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

If the federal health care law is overturned by the Supreme Court, it's unclear whether the government would be able to recover the money.

Contributing: Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau