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Saturday
Mar162013

Governor Hassan Tours Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

As part of her Innovate NH tour, Governor Hassan tours Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford along with Keith Tuthill (left), plant manager of the Hitchiner Gas Turbine Operations (GTO) and Marc Riquelme (right) Executive Vice President of the U.S. Operations for Hitchiner (Photo courtesy of Scott Biederman of Hitchiner)

 

MILFORD – Governor Maggie Hassan continued her statewide “Innovate NH” tour today with a visit to Hitchiner Manufacturing, where she toured the company’s operations, met with Hitchiner employees, and discussed efforts to ensure a strong workforce that can fill jobs at New Hampshire’s innovative businesses.

Founded in 1946, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries. Since its inception Hitchiner has been a leader in innovation in the metal casting industry.

Governor Hassan’s balanced budget proposal encourages the growth of New Hampshire’s existing businesses and seeks to attract new ones by ensuring a strong workforce, doubling and permanently extending the research & development tax credit, funding business incubators, and providing technical assistance to businesses.

Hassan's “Innovate NH” tour features stops across New Hampshire, including visits to innovative businesses and discussions with local leaders, educators and citizens, as part of her efforts to reach out to Granite Staters for their input on building a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire.

Friday
Mar152013

Governor Hassan to Continue "Innovate NH" Tour with Visit to Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan


MILFORD – Governor Maggie Hassan will continue her statewide “Innovate NH” tour with a visit to Hitchiner Manufacturing, where she will tour the company’s plant, meet with Hitchiner employees, and discuss efforts to support New Hampshire’s innovative businesses.

Founded in 1946, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries. Since its inception Hitchiner has been a leader in innovation in the metal casting industry.

Governor Hassan’s balanced budget proposal encourages the growth of New Hampshire’s existing businesses and seeks to attracts new ones by ensuring a strong workforce, doubling and permanently extending the research & development tax credit, funding business incubators, and providing technical assistance to businesses.

Hassan's “Innovate NH” tour features stops across New Hampshire, including visits to innovative businesses and discussions with local leaders, educators and citizens, as part of her efforts to reach out to Granite Staters for their input on building a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire.

WHAT:          Governor Hassan to Tour Hitchiner Manufacturing

WHEN:          Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:       John H. Morrison Building, Hitchiner Manufacturing, 594 Elm Street, Milford

Saturday
Feb232013

Governor Hassan Announces $1.6 Million Federal Grant to Help NH Improve Health Care Through Innovation

Office of NH Governor Maggie Hassan

Funds Will Allow State to Develop Comprehensive Health Innovation Plan

CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded up to $1.6 million in federal funds to develop a State Health Care Innovation Plan to improve quality and reduce growth in health care costs through improved coordination. The State Innovation Model grant program, issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and made possible by the Affordable Care Act, will allow New Hampshire to develop a strategy to transform the health care delivery system through multi-payer payment reform and other state initiatives.

"Innovating in health care is critical for reducing the growth in health care costs and improving the quality of care for all of our people," said Governor Hassan. "New Hampshire has led the way in health care innovation through initiatives like accountable care organizations, and these federal funds will allow us to develop a comprehensive strategy to continue our progress and strengthen our health care system."

New Hampshire's plan will lay out a framework for aligning consumer access across delivery system "silos," payer support for outcomes-based long term care services, and global accountability for cost-effectiveness and outcomes.

A central tenet of the transformation activities will target opportunities for improved coordination across systems for individuals who are either in need of or at-risk for needing long-term support services; this population will be targeted due to the complex health needs and the cross-cutting nature of the services and payments needed to coordinate their care. Through this process, New Hampshire will leverage ongoing activities in the development of the new system and align the ongoing state and national quality initiatives with the new system.

New Hampshire has six months to submit its plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and will use its Health Care Innovation Plan to apply for an anticipated second round of awards

For more information on the grant please go to: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/State-Innovations <http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/State-Innovations> . To learn more about other innovative models being tested by the CMS Innovation Center, please visit:  http://innovation.cms.gov/

Friday
Feb222013

Governor Hassan Tours New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Laconia 

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

Paul O'Brien (right), product engineering manager at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, shows examples of NHBB’s products to Governor Hassan during a visit to their Astro Division facility in Laconia on Thursday

 

LACONIA – Governor Maggie Hassan continued her statewide “Innovate NH” tour today with a visit to New Hampshire Ball Bearings’ (NHBB) Astro Division, where she toured the company’s operations, met with employees, and highlighted the need to help New Hampshire’s people develop skills for jobs in an innovative economy.

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of precision bearings and complex bearing assemblies for the aerospace, defense, medical, dental, and high-technology markets. NHBB has partnered with higher education institutions, including Lakes Region Community College, to develop the workforce training programs needed to fill jobs at the company.

Governor Hassan’s balanced budget proposal begins to implement her “Innovate NH” jobs plan to build a strong, highly skilled workforce that will attract innovative businesses and good jobs. Her proposal substantially restores cuts made to New Hampshire’s public universities and community colleges in exchange for freezing in-state tuition for the next two years in order to make higher education more affordable and accessible.

Hassan's “Innovate NH” tour features stops across New Hampshire, including visits to innovative businesses and discussions with local leaders, educators and citizens, as part of her efforts to reach out to Granite Staters for their input on building a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire.

Thursday
Feb212013

Governor Hassan to Continue 'Innovate NH' Tour, Highlight Workforce Development at NH Ball Bearings in Laconia 

Office of New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan


LACONIA – TOMORROW, Governor Maggie Hassan will continue her statewide “Innovate NH” tour with a visit to New Hampshire Ball Bearings’ (NHBB) Astro Division, where the Governor will highlight the need to help New Hampshire’s people develop skills for jobs in an innovative economy.

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of precision bearings and complex bearing assemblies for the aerospace, defense, medical, dental, and high-technology markets. NHBB has partnered with higher education institutions, including Lakes Region Community College, to develop the workforce training programs needed to fill jobs at the company.

Governor Hassan’s balanced budget proposal begins to implement her “Innovate NH” jobs plan to build a strong, highly skilled workforce that will attract innovative businesses and good jobs. Her proposal substantially restores cuts made to New Hampshire’s public universities and community colleges in exchange for freezing in-state tuition for the next two years in order to make higher education more affordable and accessible.

Hassan's “Innovate NH” tour features stops across New Hampshire, including visits to innovative businesses and discussions with local leaders, educators and citizens, as part of her efforts to reach out to Granite Staters for their input on building a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire.

WHAT:          Governor Hassan to Visit NHBB’s Astro Division as Part of “Innovate NH” Tour

WHEN:          Thursday, February 21, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:       NHBB, 155 Lexington Drive, Laconia