At its February meeting, Boone Memorial Hospital Board of Directors pledged two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars to combat the addiction epidemic in rural West Virginia.

“Part of our mission is to promote wellness and health to benefit the community at-large,” said Board President Bob Brown. “We feel it’s important and necessary for Boone Memorial Hospital to uphold its mission by becoming a key player in the fight against addiction.”

Success of the hospital’s current 340B Drug Discount Program, implemented in 2012, allowed the facility to make the two-hundred and fifty thousand dollar pledge. The 340B Drug Discount Program is a US federal government program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at significantly reduced prices.