NY State Grants Multi-million in Funding to Strengthen Access to Health Care
Published Feb. 27, 2023

UVM Health Network is delighted to announce that Elizabethtown Community Hospital is building a multi-million dollar renovation to improve its facilities and patient services. On Feb. 15, Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York announced the plan to provide over $658 million in state funding to support projects that will transform and innovate New York State’s health care delivery system. ECH is honored to be a grant recipient this year.

Administered by the State Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program funds will jumpstart 127 health system projects throughout NY, aiming to improve health care by sustaining high-quality facilities and delivering inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder, and long-term care services to communities throughout the state. 

“New Yorkers deserve access to quality health care and a strong, stable, and equitable health care system,” stated Gov. Hochul. “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 Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program awarded Elizabethtown Community Hospital $6,479,504 to help improve its primary care and patient rehabilitation services. The Program aims to reduce health care costs and improve the public health of New Yorkers by providing access to inpatient, primary, preventative, and other ambulatory care services as part of regionally integrated health care delivery systems. The awards also focus on projects that will help ensure the financial sustainability of safety net health care providers and preserve essential health care services. 

Elizabethtown Community Hospital and UVM’s Health Network community look forward to witnessing the positive impact of this renovation, thanks to The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Project for making it possible. As a new chapter for Elizabethtown Community Hospital, this is only the beginning.

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