New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday her office has launched a request for proposals which will make $950 million dollars now available in state funding to support projects throughout the state that will help transform and secure the state’s health care delivery system.
The funding will be administered by the State Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. The program, titled Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program, looks to improve patient care with high-quality facilities serving inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and long-term care needs within the state.
“New Yorkers deserve access to quality health care and a strong, stable, and equitable health care system,” Governor Hochul said. “These grants will provide critical funding for improvements at hospitals and other facilities throughout our state to ensure they deliver the quality-of-care New Yorkers deserve.”
Funding will be awarded for projects throughout the state. In total, three Requests for Proposals were issued: $250 million for Statewide IV to drive transformative health care investments, $650 million to support investments in technology and cybersecurity in health care facilities, and $500 million for nursing home innovation projects.
The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program is aimed at supporting efforts to reduce health care costs and improve the health outcomes of New Yorkers by expanding access to inpatient, primary, preventative, and other ambulatory care services as part of regionally integrated health care delivery systems.