North Country Health Care Institutions Awarded $6.5M

North Country Health Care Institutions Awarded $6.5M

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Four country health organizations are sharing more than $6.5 million in state grants to make improvements to their facilities.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced awards to support 95 projects statewide designed to ensure New Yorkers' access to high-quality health care.

Local organizations getting a boost are the Children's Home of Jefferson County, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, Gouverneur Hospital, and the United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country.

The governor says $204 million is being awarded under what's called the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program.

Here's what north country institutions are getting:

- Children's Home of Jefferson County, $1,809,897: Renovate space to integrate primary care services with mental health, alcoholism, and substance use disorder and care coordination service.

- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, $2,633,200: Design, construct and equip a new 12-bed inpatient acute care children’s mental health unit within the medical center to treat children and adolescents under the age of 18.

- Gouverneur Hospital, $1,665,881: Capital improvements to renovate space to open a new, intensive outpatient treatment facility for substance abuse and mental health services.

- United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, $461,186: Renovate facility to create a patient-centered layout and purchase telehealth equipment to increase access to mental health and specialty care services.

The money for the awards was included in the state's budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

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