Dartmouth Health receives $3.1M in congressional funding for improvements to community health

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Dartmouth Health is the recipient of $3,092,000 from over $103 million awarded across New Hampshire from congressionally directed funding. The funding was secured by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) as part of the final government funding package for fiscal year 2024.

The breakdown of the funding Dartmouth Health received is as follows:

  • $1,292,000 to the department of psychiatry to fund a licensed independent clinical social worker training program
  • $750,000 to Cheshire Medical Center to purchase robotic technology for the physical therapy program
  • $650,000 to Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Nashua to expand the clinic’s diabetes care program
  • $400,000 to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to fund a childcare workforce program through the Early Care & Education Association of the Upper Valley

“This funding our health system received will benefit our staff and patients in varied and vital ways: growing the critically needed mental health workforce in New Hampshire; bringing improved services to rural corners of the state; improving our capacity to care for endocrinology patients, as diabetes and other endocrinologic diseases are on the rise; and supporting affordable, high-quality childcare in a region where many of our employees live,” said Joanne M. Conroy, MD, Dartmouth Health’s CEO and president. “I want to thank Sen. Shaheen on behalf of Dartmouth Health for securing this funding, which will help us in our mission to continually improve the world-class care we provide our communities and be an employer of choice in the Granite State.”

A full breakdown of the funding New Hampshire received can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/4aBIdXL

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.