Six projects that will transform and strengthen the North Country’s healthcare system have received more than $30 million in state funding.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the award last week as part of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program. Funds will be used to improve patient care through the development of high-quality medical facilities and programs serving the inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder, and long-term care needs of communities throughout New York State.
“Now, more than ever, we need to protect health care in New York and ensure the system in place is meeting the needs of current and future generations of New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “While others seek to decimate our hospitals and reduce access to quality healthcare, we are investing to help ensure a stronger, healthier New York for all.”
The following providers will receive funding:
Alice Hyde Medical Center — $1,300,000
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center — $5,894,736
River Hospital — $9,507,603
Samaritan Medical Center — $9,809,862
U.S. Care Systems — $446,381
United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country — $3,391,245
The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program is administered by the Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and will help support the objectives of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP).
The purpose of DSRIP is to reduce healthcare costs and improve the health outcomes of New Yorkers by expanding access to inpatient, primary, preventive and other ambulatory care services as part of regionally integrated healthcare delivery systems. Its primary goal is to reduce avoidable hospital visits by 25 percent by 2020.
The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program awards are also focused on projects which will help ensure the financial sustainability of safety net healthcare providers, and the preservation or expansion of essential health care services.
For more information about these awards, click here.