Senator Rosenwald Responds to NH Doorways Program Announcement, Southern NH Medical Center Partici

February 4, 2020

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, state officials announced updated contractors for the NH Doorways Program, including Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. After the announcement, Senator Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) released the following statement:

“Under Governor Sununu, the Doorway program has fallen short of its projected goals. Our state has spent tens of millions of dollars on the Governor’s failed hub and spoke model, yet last year the opioid fatality rate actually increased in Nashua. In 2019, during the same period that the Doorways program provided just 183 referrals in Nashua, our city experienced 265 opioid overdoses and Safe Stations saw 779 walk ins—without state funding to support the program.

While I am encouraged by the participation of Southern NH Medical Center in the Doorways program moving forward, it is concerning that it has been so difficult for the City of Nashua to get the attention of the Governor's office about the failures of the program in our area.”

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