TOLEDO, Ohio — Nearly $32 million will be given to four northwest Ohio hospitals as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The hospitals receiving money are:
- University of Toledo Medical Center: $10,745,000
- Mercy Health St. Charles Hospital: $6,891,384
- ProMedica Bay Park: $5,000,000
- Firelands: $9,324,118
The funding is part of $10 billion in Provider Relief Funds that will be distributed to safety net hospitals across the country that serve the most vulnerable citizens, according to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.
“As our country faces down a once-in-a-century global pandemic, which has and continues to disproportionately hurt our underserved communities and neighbors, it is absolutely vital that our safety net hospitals receive the federal support they need to treat and care for patients," said Rep. Kaptur.
“Hospitals across the country have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary restrictions on a number of procedures and visits, and the University of Toledo Medical Center is no exception,” said UTMC Chief Executive Officer Rick Swaine. “We’re grateful for the support of Congress and the additional resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help offset some of the additional expenses and lost revenue as we continue to serve our community and navigate this pandemic.”