Two New Hampshire healthcare centers will split nearly half a million dollars in federal grants announced on Tuesday. The funding comes from the Affordable Care Act and will be used for renovations.
Lamprey Health Care will use its $250,000 grant to make its Raymond facility more accessible for patients and doctors. The work will include redesigning the floor plan and making the entrance more accessible to wheelchairs. Michelle Gaduet, Lamprey's Communications Coordinator, says the building hasn’t been updated in 18 years.
"Medicine was very different 18 years ago," Gaudet says. "So part of what this funding is going to be able to do for us is make the facility realign with the way medicine is delivered nowadays."
Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth will also receive $194,899 for renovations.
The Department of Health and Human Services is targeting centers around the country that are working to increase patient access to healthcare.