Wednesday, November 07, 2007

And this is the federal government's job how?

Yet another UNCONSTITUTIONAL spending initiative by the federal government brought to you by Bob Etheridge. From WMPM's news site.
Federal Funds Secured For Johnston County Hospice Center - U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge has secured $320,000 for Johnston Memorial Hospital's Johnston County Hospice Center Initiative. The funding is included in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008. "These funds are great news for Johnston Memorial Hospital and Johnston County," said Etheridge. "This funding will help Johnston Memorial to provide the services needed by the growing hospice patient community and their families in Johnston County and North Carolina." The funding will be used to construct a 12,458-square-foot combination inpatient and residential hospice facility on an eight-acre site on Hospital Road in Smithfield. Currently, there is not a freestanding inpatient or residential hospice facility in Johnston County. The proposed facility will be home-like in design and will provide large community and dedicated family areas. The center will include meditation gardens and an accent water feature surrounded by tree buffers to enhance its aesthetics and facilitate tranquility for patients and families. Patient rooms will include adequate space for personal items and family members, and a private bathroom. Living rooms, kitchen facilities, and activity areas will be provided for those patients who are ambulatory. A large family room and private family solace room, and kitchen will give family members space to privately spend time together. The bill passed the House Tuesday night. The Senate must now pass the bill and the President must sign it to become law.

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