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Michigan gets emergency preparedness funding for health care

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

Michigan has received $3.8 million from the federal government to help improve the state's emergency preparedness in health care.

The state says the funding will be distributed to hospitals identified in Michigan's Special Pathogen Response Network. The network was established in 2014 to strengthen emergency responses to any new or emerging threats to public health.

Every Michigan hospital with an emergency department has a designated tier in the network.

Michigan Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells says that "with new infectious diseases being identified around the world, this serves as a reminder of the importance of having prepared health care facilities and partners for quickly responding to these threats."

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