NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During a press conference held earlier today, Governor Chris Sununu and other state officials announced that Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) will become the new point of entry for the Doorway-NH program serving Greater Nashua. This statewide initiative provides a comprehensive and localized response to the opioid epidemic, ensuring immediate access to treatment for residents suffering from a substance use disorder. Southern New Hampshire Health will assume this new role in May 2020.
“SNHH has a longstanding commitment to providing high-quality mental health and addiction services,” says Mike Rose, CEO of Southern New Hampshire Health. We look forward to continued collaboration with our community partners to assure appropriate access to the spectrum of addiction and behavioral health services in the greater Nashua area.
According to Sherry Hausmann, CEO of SolutionHealth, this new Doorway Designation is in perfect alignment with the goals and programs in development by SolutionHealth, the regional system established by SNHH and Elliot Health System. “Behavioral health is among SolutionHealth’s foremost priorities, as system leaders and providers in Manchester and Nashua are aggressively pursuing plans to improve access to behavioral health services across the region,” Hausmann says.
A “hub and spoke” model, Doorway-NH provides a single point of entry for residents seeking treatment for substance use disorder. The location of each of the nine Doorways ensures that help for substance use disorder is always available. This approach provides an integrated, one-stop-shop model offering the full array of treatment, recovery, and self-sufficiency services.
SNHH will also work closely with the Nashua’s first responders and community partners who support Safe Stations.
“The plan is for those who use a Safe Station to seek treatment to be connected to the Doorway so services can be coordinated,” says Lisa K. Madden, MSW, Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health at Southern New Hampshire Health. “Our focus at SNHH will be on providing timely evaluations for people dealing with substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorders, in order to facilitate placement with the appropriate level of care.”
About Southern New Hampshire Health, a member of SolutionHealth
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Foundation Medical Partners, and is Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHMC is a 188-bed facility that has two campuses in Nashua. Foundation Medical Partners is a multi-specialty physician group with more than 300 primary care and specialty care providers. SNHH is committed to improving, maintaining, and preserving the overall health and well-being of individuals living in the greater Nashua area by providing information, education, and access to exceptional health care services. Learn more at SNHhealth.org.
SolutionHealth is a highly coordinated community-based regional health care network founded by Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health. Its purpose is to better serve the health care needs and interests of southern New Hampshire as a region by improving and increasing access, quality, value, and community benefits.