SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION TO SUPPORT HEALTH CENTERS

June 07, 2011

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced Lamprey Health Care in Newmarket has won a $2,136,410 competitive federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its primary health care services.  Through its clinics in Newmarket, Nashua, and Raymond, Lamprey provides care to 17,000 people, many of whom have few other options for primary care.

“For thousands of New Hampshire citizens, Lamprey offers crucial health services they might not be able to obtain elsewhere,” Shaheen said.  “This award will help Lamprey continue to provide those services and help those patients who rely on them stay healthy.”

“This award renewal is critical to Lamprey’s ability to provide essential ongoing services to the medically underserved and uninsured patients in our three centers,” said Lamprey CEO Ann Peters.  “Funding through this grant allows us to provide patients with access to primary care services and a medical home for individuals of all ages regardless of ability to pay.”

Lamprey won the funds through a competitive grant program at HHS that is designed to support comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.

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