Bayhealth receives $615,000 ARPA grant from Sussex County Council
As part of its mission, Bayhealth is committed to providing quality healthcare for its expanding community. Now, thanks in part to a significant grant provided by Sussex County Council, it is one step closer to completing a multimillion-dollar facility in this rapidly growing and underserved area.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for superior healthcare in convenient locations for U.S. residents. To that end, the federal government set up the American Rescue Plan Act to provide grants, which were then distributed by local governments. Bayhealth requested that Sussex County ARPA funds be granted to help build the new Bayhealth Total Care Facility at Route 9 and Hudson Road. Sussex County Council approved funds in the amount of $615,000 to assist Bayhealth in the construction of this much-needed, state-of-the-art health facility, specifically to provide a portion of the nearly $6.5 million worth of equipment that will be employed there.
“The ARPA funds are aimed at helping communities like Sussex County recover from the effects of the pandemic,” said Sussex County Council President Michael H. Vincent. “Directing those dollars to various sectors, particularly to the front lines of healthcare, ensures that this money will get to the people and institutions in need of that support. Sussex County is proud to include Bayhealth in this allocation and salutes their team for their tireless efforts the past 24 months in doing all they can to provide healthcare services in the face of such historic challenges.”
The Bayhealth Total Care Facility will provide an emergency and walk-in center as well as primary and specialty care providers to Southern Delaware, where there has been a shortage of available doctors for some time. The 48,500-square-foot facility will accommodate an onsite lab and imaging department, and provide care in neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedics surgery, oncology and more. There will also be five primary care physicians onsite to meet patients’ needs. The facility is scheduled to open in spring 2023.
“We are grateful to the Sussex County Council for this very significant grant that will allow us to further our mission of providing superior healthcare to our underserved rural residents,” said Bayhealth Foundation President Dr. Lindsay Rhodenbaugh.
Visit Bayhealth.org/Total-Care to learn more about Bayhealth Total Care and see how donations could impact the project.