On May 19, Congressman Dan Kildee announced that nine mid-Michigan hospitals will receive at least $107 million in federal grants to support health care workers and health systems on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a news release, the $107,605,995.89 in federal grants are a result of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Congressman Kildee and passed by Congress in March. The grants include both general distribution grants and targeted grants to high-impact areas. The local hospitals that will receive funding include Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Flint, McLaren Bay Region, Ascension Genesys Hospital, Ascension St. Mary’s, Ascension Standish, Ascension St. Joseph, Covenant Medical Center and Covenant Medical Center Harrison.
“Our hospitals, doctors, nurses and health care professionals are on the frontlines of this pandemic and I am working to make sure they have the lifesaving resources they need to care for patients,” Congressman Kildee said in the statement. “I am pleased to announce these federal grants and I will continue to work to bring resources home to Michigan.”
In April, Congressman Kildee previously announced $4 million in federal health care grants for local behavioral healthcare c