$1.4 Million for Health Care Services in Androscoggin County Secured by Senator Collins in Funding Bill

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that she secured $1,489,000 for health care equipment and services in the region in the draft Fiscal Year 2022 Health and Human Services Appropriations bill that has been released by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation must still be voted upon by the full Senate and House.


“The projects that this funding would support would significantly improve the delivery of health care for Mainers living in the region,” said Senator Collins.  “I strongly advocated for these health care investments that will enhance training for medical professionals, renovate health care facilities, and expand outreach for veterans’ mental health services. As the appropriations process moves forward, I will continue to champion this funding.”


Details on the funding for the four projects that Senator Collins requested are below:


Androscoggin Home Healthcare Palliative Care and Hospice Fellowship

Recipient: Androscoggin Home Health Services, Inc. (Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice)

Location: Lewiston, ME 

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: To provide interprofessional education and training of nurse practitioners and physician fellows in hospice and palliative care.


Spurwink Renovation of Old Lisbon Road Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Recipient: Spurwink

Location: Lewiston, ME 

Amount: $366,000 

Purpose: To renovate the intermediate care facility to better serve individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Central Maine Medical Center Paralysis Rehabilitation Expansion Project

Recipient: Central Maine Healthcare Corporation

Location: Lewiston, ME 

Amount: $948,000

Purpose: To purchase capital equipment and support renovations for post-acute care rehabilitative therapy services.


Tri-County Mental Health Services Veterans Community Outreach

Recipient: Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: To support the continuation of veterans’ outreach activities related to accessing mental health and substance use disorder care, rehabilitation, and other health services.