JAMESTOWN – One of Chautauqua County’s largest medical providers will be receiving more than ten million dollars in federal aid to help with costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congressman Tom Reed announced in total three area hospitals will receive funding from the Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund.
These payments total over $20 million in relief with $10,076,498 going to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital, $5,000,000 to the Brooks-TLC Hospital System, and $5,000,000 for the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.
“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. “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.”
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.