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$102 million to state hospitals impacted by COVID-19

Swedish Edmonds not on the list

Series: Coronavirus | Story 163

Last updated 5/8/2020 at 3:37pm

The Department of Health and Human Services is distributing $12 billion allocated for a targeted distribution to hospitals in areas that have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, including $102 million to hospitals in Washington.

Swedish Ballard ($15.7 million) and Swedish Issaquah ($8.6 million) are on the list, but not Swedish Edmonds.

The distribution methodology takes into consideration the challenges faced by facilities serving a significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients.

President Donald Trump is providing support to health-care providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic through the $175 billion in nationwide relief funding to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response.

Funding is provided through the bipartisan CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

$12 billion is going to 395 hospitals that provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients through April 10, 2020, and will be used to support health-care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 and to ensure uninsured Americans can get testing and treatment for COVID-19

These payments are going to 395 hospitals that reported at least 100 COVID-19 inpatient admissions through April 10, 2020. These 395 hospitals accounted for approximately 71% of COVID-19 inpatient admissions through April 10, 2020, reported to HHS from nearly 6,000 hospitals around the country.


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