Mid-State Health Center Receives Federal Health Center Funding

PLYMOUTH —  Mid-State Health Center announced at its recent annual meeting that it has been approved as a Heath Center Program New Access Point (NAP) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

The purpose of the Health Center Program New Access Point (NAP) funding is to improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by increasing access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. The Health Center Program NAP funding is an important step in providing sustainability for Mid-State and its mission of providing sound primary care services to the community regardless of ability to pay.

Mid-State believes the investment will help to ensure that the region it serves will have affordable, high-quality health care for years to come. Sharon Beaty, Mid-State's CEO shared, "this funding to support our mission couldn't be more timely as we look toward bringing much needed oral health services as part of our new Bristol facility." Mid-State's new facility is being built at 100 Robie Road in Bristol and will replace their existing facility on Lake Street. It will be the new home for the Bristol health care team and offer primary care, behavioral health, dental health, pharmacy and laboratory services.

The Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce After Hours event and offered the opportunity for Mid-State to share with the community many recognitions it received over the past year: 2012 Business of the Year awarded by Grafton County Economic Development Council; 2013 Rural Pacesetter Award – awarded by CEI Capital Management; named by NH Business Magazine as one of the top 100 women-led nonprofits; and Sharon Beaty CEO received the 2013 John W. True Award for Prevention Excellence awarded by the Communities for Prevention Excellence by CADY Coalition and the 2013 Business Excellence Award in Health Care awarded by New Hampshire Business Review.