A $75,000 state grant will help Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center to fight Lyme and tick-borne diseases on the East End.
State Senator Kenneth LaValle, a member of the Senate Coalition Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, helped obtain the funding.
This is the second year in a row that Southampton Hospital has secured a $75,000 state grant, funding that is a portion of more than $1.7 million that has been invested throughout the state over the last three years to address tick-borne disease. In addition to the funding, an effort is being made on a statewide level to help increase education and awareness about the issue.
In a prepared statement, Robert S. Chaloner, president and CEO of Southampton Hospital, acknowledged the importance of the funds as the need for access to diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illnesses continues to grow on the East End.