Shaheen Applauds $640,000 for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

July 23, 2022

**Shaheen secured funding as a senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government funding bill**

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that Dartmouth Health’s Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center will receive funding for two congressionally directed spending requests (CDS) that Shaheen secured through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 government funding legislation that was signed into law in March. 

The first award is for the Simulation Training for Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies (STONE) pilot project, which will bring together Dartmouth Hitchcock physicians and experts to provide simulation training for rural emergency rooms and EMS personnel. This project will also strengthen telemedicine capabilities to allow rural emergency rooms and EMS real-time connections to neonatal specialists who can assist bedside teams. 

The second award will go toward establishing Dartmouth Health’s Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity to address persistent health disparities in rural communities. This center will work to foster improvements in rural health through research, health care design, education, workforce development and community action. 

“I’m thrilled to see these awards delivered to Dartmouth Health to expand access and improve health care services for Granite Staters,” said Senator Shaheen. “This is why the congressionally directed spending process is so important to our state – it levels the playing field so our local priorities that have a meaningful impact get the attention and support they deserve. As a senior appropriator, I fight every year to ensure New Hampshire gets its fair share of federal funding to deliver and invest in Granite State communities. I’m excited to see these federal dollars in action and will continue to support efforts that invest in New Hampshire’s public health infrastructure.” 

As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen helped secure $69,047,000 for projects across New Hampshire through the CDS process.