July 23, 2022
**Shaheen secured funding as lead appropriator through government funding bill for fiscal year 2022**
(Manchester, NH) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committeetoday applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement that Dartmouth Health’s Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center will receive funding for two Congressional Directed Spending (CDS) requests that Shaheen won in during fiscal year 2022 government funding legislation that was signed into law in March.
The first prize is for the Simulation Training for Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies (STONE) pilot project, which will bring together physicians and experts from Dartmouth Hitchcock to provide simulation training to rural emergency rooms and EMS personnel. This project will also build telemedicine capabilities to allow rural emergency rooms and EMS to connect in real time to neonatal specialists who can assist bedside teams.
The second prize will go towards establishing Dartmouth Health’s Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity to address persistent health disparities in rural communities. This center will work to foster improved rural health through research, health care design, education, workforce development and community action.
“I am thrilled to see these awards presented to Dartmouth Health for expanding access and improving healthcare services for Granite Staters,” said Senator Shaheen. “That’s why the Congress-led spending process is so important to our state — it levels the playing field so that our local priorities that have a meaningful impact get the attention and support they deserve. As Senior Appropriator, I fight each year to ensure that New Hampshire receives its fair share of federal funding to deliver and invest in Granite State communities. I am thrilled to see these federal dollars in action and will continue to support the efforts. investing in New Hampshire’s public health infrastructure.
As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen helped secure $69,047,000 for projects throughout New Hampshire through the CDS process.