• Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

Behavioral Overall health Center dollars major funding Tom Craddick secured


May 26, 2023

On Thursday, the Conference Committee Report for the 2023-2025 biennium was released. Once more, the Permian Basin and Residence District 82 will see Texas dollars invested in our communities. State Rep. Tom Craddick’s reported the following funding was secured to straight alleviate requires and to continue ongoing perform by the State of Texas.

The legislation consists of the following funding, according to a release from Craddick’s Workplace:

New Funding

$86.7 million for a one hundred-bed expansion for Permian Behavioral Overall health Center: West Texas has a dire have to have for excellent mental well being care and this funding will enable the building of an further one hundred beds to serve the Permian Basin area at the Permian Basin Behavioral Overall health Center. The initial one hundred beds have been partially funded in October 2021 by the Texas Legislature with a 1-time appropriation of $40 million. The Permian Basin Behavioral Overall health Hospital broke ground on April 28. 

$15 million for Rural Overall health Initiatives: West Texas is in have to have of excellent well being care, and this funding assists raise access to care and the challenges presented in rural Texas. This work will be led by the Texas A&ampM Overall health Sciences Center in Martin and Dawson counties.

$six million for The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) “Healthcare Workforce Training”: This funding will assistance strengthen the excellent of well being workforce education and boost the expertise of Permian Basin well being care workers. The funding will be made use of to boost applications such as the nursing and counseling applications currently in location at UTPB. 

$1.75 million to make a “Mental Overall health Workforce” Instruction Plan at Midland College: These funds will be made use of to establish a mental well being workforce education system. This funding is a major step in Rep. Craddick’s initiative to assure the workforce is educated and prepared to perform in the Permian Basin Behavioral Overall health Hospital beneath building in Midland.

$61.969 million to create a Maintaining Texas Ready Approach: This builds our statewide network of emergency response experts.  Across the 5 agencies of AgriLife Extension Service, Forest Service, Engineering Extension Service, Veterinary Health-related Diagnostic Laboratory and the Texas Division of Emergency Management we can count on a specialist educated response network in the occasion of an emergency. These men and women reside and perform amongst us and are essential in the occasion of an emergency such as fires, wind storms and other all-natural disasters. I am proud to assistance fund this significant network of response experts across Texas and especially the Permian Basin.

The Sustained Funding

$two.301 million for Texas Tech University Overall health Sciences Center “Midland Health-related Residency”: This funding enables the Midland Health-related Residency system to continue. This system is essential to the continued good results in attracting the ideal well being care possibilities for West Texans.

$1.676 million for Texas Tech University Overall health Sciences Center “Permian Basin Surgical Residency”: The Surgical Residency Plan has been incredibly productive in the Permian Basin, and this funding enables the Texas Tech Overall health Sciences Center to retain attracting the finest healthcare experts to West Texas. The residency was established right after in 2021 and observed continued development and good results in our regional communities. These funds will enable the system to continue to develop and recruit the ideal surgeons to the Permian Basin.

$615,707 for the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum: The Permian Basin accounts for about 40% of all oil production in the United States. This funding will enable the Petroleum Museum to continue its education and preservation of 230 million years of history for generations to come.

$139,800 for Texas A&ampM AgriLife Extension Solutions “Chronic Illness Prevention”: This funding is necessary in maintaining West Texans protected and ready from chronic ailments. These agents perform in our communities, offering education and sources for a wide variety of chronic ailments such as diabetes, how we can all lead a wholesome life-style and much more. 



Leave a Reply