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Senator Collins Newsroom: $1.4 Million for Health Care Services in Androscoggin County Secured by Senator Collins in Funding Bill

By October 18, 2021January 30th, 2023News

This article was published by the Newsroom of Senator Susan Collins. View the article online through the link below or read a snippet copied from the article, below.

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that she secured $1,489,000 for health care equipment and services in the region in the draft Fiscal Year 2022 Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that has been released by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation must still be voted upon by the full Senate and House.

“The projects that this funding would support would significantly improve the delivery of health care for Mainers living in the region,” said Senator Collins.  “I strongly advocated for these health care investments that will enhance training for medical professionals, renovate health care facilities, and expand outreach for veterans’ mental health services. As the appropriations process moves forward, I will continue to champion this funding.”

Details on the funding for the four projects that Senator Collins requested are below:

Androscoggin Home Healthcare Palliative Care and Hospice Fellowship

Recipient: Androscoggin Home Health Services, Inc. (Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice)

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: To provide interprofessional education and training of nurse practitioners and physician fellows in hospice and palliative care.

Spurwink Renovation of Old Lisbon Road Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Recipient: Spurwink

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $366,000

Purpose: To renovate the intermediate care facility to better serve individuals with intellectual disabilities.