Hospitals secure federal ‘safety net’ funding

WASHINGTON – Several hospitals in the Hudson Valley will receive Health and Human Services funding for providing healthcare to patients in need regardless of insurance. The so-called “safety net” money is aimed at assisting the facilities as they face financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 crisis.

As the pandemic brought more and more patients to those hospitals, many saw a significant decrease in earnings as revenue-creating services like elective surgeries where put on hold to help combat the virus.

Among the hospitals statewide receiving the new funding are:

  • Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital, part of the Montefiore Health System – $5 million
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, part of the Montefiore Health System – $8.1 million
  • Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, including Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers – $15.3 million
  • Montefiore Nyack Hospital, part of the Montefiore Health System – $13 million
  • Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (including Saint Vincent’s Westchester) – $15.3 million
  • Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, part of Westchester Medical Health Network – $7.5 million
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital in the City of Hudson – $5 million
  • Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills (formerly Catskill Regional Medical Center), in Harris – $5 million
  • HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway, Kingston Campus, part of Westchester Medical Center Health Network – $6 million

The grants were announced by US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.



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