NH secures ARPA funds for psych services expansion

By Christina P. O'Neill
June 5th, 2023
Brad Kreick, SolutionHealth CEO
Brad Kreick, SolutionHealth CEO

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has approved $15 million for a $55-$60 million, at least 120-bed standalone hospital project in South Central New Hampshire. SolutionHealth is partnering with the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under a 10-year agreement. Planned opening date is late 2024.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital also won $1 million in ARPA funding, to add five additional psych beds for involuntary emergency admissions (IEA) under a six-year agreement. Completion is expected by August/September 2024.

New Hampshire is one of many states targeting available ARPA funds for health-related expenditures resulting from the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic put on health systems.

The DHHS issues a daily ...

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