UTICA, N.Y. – Two Mohawk Valley hospitals will receive more than $9 million in funding through the Provider Relief Fund, established by the CARES Act, to help support medical centers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare was awarded more than $6.5 million, while Rome Memorial Hospital was granted $2.5 million.
“It is past time for the federal government to step up. I am happy to see these funds going to Rome, Utica, and Chenango County,” said Congressman Anthony Brindisi, D-22. “I will continue fighting for more resources to keep our communities safe, get our frontline workers the equipment they need, keep our medical facilities open, and get our economy going again.”
UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital will also receive $2.4 million in funding.
Brindisi joined Congressman John Katko, R-24, in pushing the government to allocate funding to upstate New York hospitals.
Darlene Stromstad, president and CEO of MVHS, says the money will be used to help recoup the revenue lost during the pandemic.
“The federal funding packages, along with a four-month recovery plan we instituted in May, are helping to stabilize our health system’s finances after the devastating fiscal toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on MVHS and other hospitals across the country,” said Stromstad.
The CARES Act stimulus bill was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in March.