What They Are Saying: AdventHealth Applauds Federal Relief Funding Coming to Kansas Hospitals
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). AdventHealth Mid-America Region CEO, Sam Huenergardt, reacted to the news.
“We are grateful for this critical emergency relief coming to hospitals,” AdventHealth Mid-America Region CEO Sam Huenergardt said. “As the largest provider of health care in Johnson County, we are on the front lines of this pandemic treating COVID-19 patients and thankful Congress prioritized funding for those providing care. From PPE to food service to testing, these resources will directly help us care for and stop the spread of the virus to keep more people safe.”
“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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