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NYS: $658 million to strengthen access to high-quality health care


Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am

Statewide health care facility program to provide funding for 127 projects & initiatives

√ Grants said to support essential health care services throughout state

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $658 million in state funding to support 127 projects that will “protect and transform” New York state's health care delivery system.

Her team said, “Administered by the State Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the statewide health care facility transformation program will help to improve patient care by supporting high-quality facilities serving the inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and long-term care needs of communities throughout the state.”

Hochul said, "New Yorkers deserve access to quality health care and a strong, stable and equitable health care system. These grants will provide critical funding for improvements at hospitals and other facilities throughout our state to ensure they deliver the top rate care New Yorkers deserve."

The awards will help fund 127 projects throughout the state. View a list and description of the projects by region.

Acting State Health Commissioner James McDonald said, "These funds will enable our health care providers and facilities to further modernize and integrate health care services to ensure that New Yorkers receive access to the medical care they require now and for future generations. New York is a national leader in providing first-rate health care thanks to Gov. Hochul's dedication to making sure our health care systems have the resources necessary to deliver the best care possible for all New Yorkers."

Hochul’s team noted, “The statewide health care facility transformation program is aimed at supporting efforts to reduce health care costs and improve the health outcomes of New Yorkers by expanding access to inpatient, primary, preventative and other ambulatory care services as part of regionally integrated health care delivery systems. These awards are also focused on projects which will help ensure the financial sustainability of safety net health care providers, and the preservation or expansion of essential health care services.”

This funding was awarded under the second phase of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program III and the first phase of Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program IV. In total, New York state has awarded nearly $1.68 billion in total funding through the program.

The state will award an additional $1.15 billion through additional phases of statewide IV. Additionally, Hochul's fiscal year 2024 executive budget includes $1 billion in additional funding to establish statewide V.

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