UPMC Chautauqua, Brooks In Line For Federal Funds, Reed Says
Today, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed announced two area hospitals on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 will receive millions in critical federal aid from Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund.
UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown will receive $10,076,498 while Brooks-TLC Hospital System will receive $5 million.
The funds, which target safety-net hospitals which treat patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, were allocated in the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Throughout the pandemic, Reed’s office has worked closely with the medical community to ensure their needs are met.
“We care about supporting our hospitals and health providers because their work has never been more essential to the health and safety of our communities,” said Reed, R-Corning. “We will continue to work with local providers and HHS to ensure much-needed relief flows to our region and access to critical health care services is maintained.”