Schumer, Gillibrand announce over $290 million in emergency federal funding for ‘safety net’ upstate NY hospitals that provide care to those in need regardless of insurance

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From the office of Senator Charles Schumer:

As Parts Of NY Enter Phase 3 Of Reopenings, Hospitals Are Still Reeling From Financial Impacts Of Pandemic

Senators Say Funds Will Provide Critical Recovery Support For NY’s Frontline Hospitals And Providers Who Were Pivotal In Fight Against COVID-19

Schumer, Gillibrand: Critical Dollars Will Help Health Centers Who Cared For Upstate New York In Our Darkest Hour

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Upstate New York’s ‘safety net’ hospitals, which provide healthcare to patients in need regardless of insurance, will receive an additional $290,730,000 in health system funding allocated by Health and Human Services (HHS) – as healthcare providers across the state face financial difficulty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that while hospitals in Upstate New York were extremely busy as the frontline defense against the virus, many health systems saw a significant decrease in earnings as revenue-creating services, such as elective surgeries, were put on hold to help combat the pandemic.

“Upstate New York’s ‘safety net’ hospitals were our critical, frontline defense against COVID-19 and it is only with their help that we were able to flatten the curve and begin the reopening process. As we begin to reopen, we must not forget the bravery and incredible sacrifices healthcare centers made to care for Upstate New York in our darkest hour,” said Senator Schumer. “I will continue to fight tirelessly to make sure New York’s world-class healthcare workforce and all our hospitals get all the federal support they need to get on the road to recovery.”

“Frontline workers have risked their lives and fought tirelessly to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our safety net hospitals treated patients regardless of insurance status and because of their sacrifice, New York is progressing toward a safe reopening. As we move forward, this funding will provide direct relief to help these critical hospitals recover financially. I am grateful to our health care workers for their tireless work and devotion to public health and I will continue fighting for the resources needed to repair and recover.

Schumer pushed the administration to provide this vital $10 billion for safety net hospitals nationally as part of the $175 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) he championed in the CARES Act and is in addition to the $264 million for rural healthcare centers and the $1.4 billion from the PHSSEF announced last month.

The senators also revealed that New York State as a whole will be receiving the lion’s share of funding, with over 10% of the total $10 billion going towards healthcare providers all over the state.

A breakdown of the $290 million funding by Congressional district for Upstate New York ‘safety net’ hospitals appears below:

 Hospital SystemHANYS Estimated Funding Levels
New York State Total $1,134,682,000
16th District$28,458,000
Montefiore Mount Vernon HospitalMontefiore Health System$5,000,000
Montefiore New Rochelle HospitalMontefiore Health System$8,111,000
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (district includes Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (Yonkers)) $15,347,000
17th District$28,432,000
Montefiore Nyack HospitalMontefiore Health System$13,085,000
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (district includes Saint Vincent’s Westchester) $15,347,000
18th District$7,569,000
Bon Secours Community HospitalWMC Health$7,569,000
19th District$16,084,000
Columbia Memorial Hospital $5,000,000
Garnet Health Medical Center – CatskillsGarnet Health$5,000,000
HealthAlliance Hospital – Broadway CampusWMC Health$6,084,000
20th District$5,848,000
St. Mary’s Healthcare (district includes Amsterdam Memorial and St. Mary’s Hospital (Amsterdam)) $5,848,000
21st District$27,491,000
Glens Falls Hospital $13,250,000
The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital (district includes Elizabethtown and Moses-Ludington)The University of Vermont Health Network$14,241,000
22nd District$43,840,000
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (district includes Faxton and St. Luke’s Divisions)Mohawk Valley Health System$14,766,000
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital $6,670,000
United Health Services Hospitals, Inc. (district includes Binghamton and Wilson divisions)United Health Services$22,404,000
23rd District$25,367,000
Arnot Ogden Medical Center (district includes St. Joseph’s Elmira campus)Arnot Health$5,000,000
Brooks-TLC Hospital SystemBrooks-TLC Hospital System$5,000,000
Ira Davenport Memorial HospitalArnot Health$5,000,000
UPMC Chautauqua $10,367,000
24th District$5,303,000
Newark-Wayne Community HospitalRochester Regional Health$5,303,000
25th District$45,977,000
Highland HospitalUR Medicine$10,249,000
Rochester General HospitalRochester Regional Health$22,448,000
Unity Hospital (district includes Park Ridge and Genesee divisions)Rochester Regional Health$13,280,000
26th District$41,723,000
Erie County Medical CenterGreat Lakes Health System of Western New York$29,037,000
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center $12,686,000
27th District$14,638,000
Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health CenterCatholic Health System$14,638,000

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