Apr 10 2020
WASHINGTON – Earlier today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced $325 million in relief funding to Kansas health care providers and hospitals. The funding, which will support hospitals fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines, is part of the $100 billion provider relief fund established in the Phase III Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is being administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Labette Health President and CEO, Brian A. Williams, announced they will receive over $1.6 million in federal relief funding.
“Our healthcare heroes are working hard to either care for or prepare to care for COVID-19 patients, and it is vitally important that we not low census, lay-off, furlough or otherwise interrupt their compensation,” said Brian A. Williams, President and CEO, Labette Health. “We received $1,650,000 in HHS Stimulus funding this morning, and we pledge to use it for our healthcare heroes. Thank you to our Congressional leaders and staffs who are working tirelessly on behalf of our entire country.”
“The CARES Act created a fund to help meet the needs of hospitals and health care providers, and today over $325 million is being distributed across Kansas,” said Sen. Moran. “As hospitals are seeing significant revenue losses and others see their costs go up because of COVID-19, these new resources will be a necessary benefit not just to our hospitals, but to the communities and patients they serve. In the fight against COVID-19, these new resources will put our health care providers in a better position to keep us healthy and meet the needs of Kansans.”
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