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May 7, 2012 6:35 AM by AP

$5M grants to clinics in Louisiana, Mississippi

MONROE, La. (AP) - Clinics that serve low-income residents of Monroe, La., and Mound Bayou, Miss., have received $5 million each to expand.

Catherine Tonore is chief executive at Primary Health Services Center in Monroe. She tells The News-Star that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant will let clinic executives follow their dream to expand services for people who have trouble getting good health care.

Delta Health Center, Inc. in Mound Bayou also got $5 million - the most available under the program.

Six other Louisiana centers and three in Mississippi received smaller grants last week.

They were part of more than $728 million for 398 renovation and construction projects around the country to let health centers care for additional patients.

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