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Bayhealth receives $615K ARPA grant from Sussex County

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Since 2019, Bayhealth has spent $28.4 million on property acquisition in Kent and Sussex County, according to land records. Just under a million was spent on land for a new Harrington building. | PHTO BY KATIE TABELING

Sussex County has approved Bayhealth’s request for APRA funding to help build the new Bayhealth Total Care Facility on Rt. 9 and Hudson Road. The 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 of equipment that will be employed in the facility.

“The ARPA funds are aimed at helping communities like Sussex County recover from the effects of the pandemic,” Sussex County Council President Michael H. Vincent siad. “Directing those dollars to various sectors, particularly to the frontlines 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 our patients’ needs. The facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 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 health care to our underserved, rural residents,” Bayhealth Foundation President Dr. Lindsay Rhodenbaugh said in a statement.

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