Sununu, HHS moving opioid doorway contracts to CMC, SNHH

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Gov. Chris Sununu

CONCORD - Following an extensive review into all of the State's contracts with Granite Pathways, Gov. Chris Sununu and Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette announced on Tuesday that the State of New Hampshire is moving its Doorway contracts in Manchester and Nashua from Granite Pathways to Catholic Medical Center and Southern New Hampshire Health.
The move is expected to streamline the process to get those suffering from addiction the help they need.

"As with any new system of care, we must be nimble and ready to make improvements where necessary," said Gov. Sununu. "Our new system has proven to work best when tdfhe HUB is affiliated with a Hospital, and I look forward to a collaborative partnership with Catholic Medical Center and Southern New Hampshire Health for many years to come. The Hub-and-Spoke system in New Hampshire works, it has a proven track record, and the best is yet to come."
Shibinette noted that with more than 7,000 individuals served in its first year, the Doorway system has been vital in connecting residents with opioid and substance the necessary treatment.

"As the system evolves in its second year, it is clear that we have several opportunities to improve access in our Nashua and Manchester communities," she said.

CMC Chief Operating Officer Alex Walker said, "Collaborating on the Doorway initiative is a natural fit for who we are and what we do."

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