Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Over $41 Million for Northeast Ohio Hospitals to Continue Providing COVID-19 Care to Hardest Hit Areas | Congressman Tim Ryan
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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Over $41 Million for Northeast Ohio Hospitals to Continue Providing COVID-19 Care to Hardest Hit Areas

July 20, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today is announcing over $41 million in funding provided to northeast Ohio hospitals to continue providing COVID-19 health services to the Mahoning Valley. These funds were made available through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program & Health Care Enhancement Act, which Congressman Ryan helped pass in March and April of 2020. 

“With our hospitals and frontline workers continuing to serve the people of Northeast Ohio, I am proud that this badly needed funding will be made available to those who have responded to this pandemic in our hardest hit communities,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “This crisis is far from over, and everyone needs to do their part. I remain committed to fighting every day to make sure federal resources will available to those who need them most in our community.” 

Recipients in Northeast Ohio include: 

AKRON GENERAL

AKRON

OH

$8,500,000.00

SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEM - AKRON CAMPUS

AKRON

OH

$10,800,000.00

AULTMAN ALLIANCE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

ALLIANCE

OH

$1,700,000.00

SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL - YOUNGSTOWN INC

BOARDMAN

OH

$2,650,000.00

SALEM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (FKA SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL)

SALEM

OH

$4,350,000.00

MERCY HEALTH - ST ELIZABETH BOARDMAN HOSPITAL

YOUNGSTOWN

OH

$2,214,803.00

MERCY HEALTH - ST ELIZABETH YOUNGSTOWN HOSPITAL

YOUNGSTOWN

OH

$11,531,295.00

SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL - YOUNGSTOWN

YOUNGSTOWN

OH

$100,000.00

As Mercy Health continues to be responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to our mission of caring for those who need us most,” said John Luellen, M.D., Market President, Mercy Heath – Youngstown. “As a community and nation, we understand the importance of caring for one another in times of uncertainty. Whether it be a thank you card to a respiratory therapist from someone in the Valley or dollars such as these that will further allow our ministry to provide the latest in COVID-19 treatment, we are grateful and will continue to address this pandemic and other health disparities together.”

“We appreciate Representative Ryan for his ongoing advocacy with HHS leadership to ensure federal dollars are shared with providers who are caring for a greater number of COVID-19 patients," said SUMMA Health President and CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny. "The high impact fund investment will help Summa maintain staff and services during this evolving public health emergency.”

This funding, provided through the Department of Health and Human Services, is part of $10 billion in relief funding in areas highly impacted by COVID-19. The State of Ohio received an allotment of $227,679,815 available to 31 providers. The money will be made available to the recipients starting next week. 

The bipartisan CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act provided $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. 

In the first round of the High Impact Allocation, $12 billion was distributed to nearly 400 hospitals who provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients through April 10, 2020. $2 billion of these payments was distributed to these hospitals based on their Medicare disproportionate share and uncompensated care payments. In the second round of funding, $10 billion will be distributed to hospitals having over 161 COVID-19 admissions between January 1 and June 10, 2020.

The bipartisan CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act provided $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. 

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