Congressman Kildee announces nearly $16 million in funding to local hospitals

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, recently announced four mid-Michigan hospitals will receive $15,937,191 in federal grants to support health care workers that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal grants are a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, both supported by Congressman Kildee, which allocated $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other health care providers. This latest round of funding was targeted to go to hospitals that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The local hospitals that will receive funding include: Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Flint, Ascension Genesys Hospital and Covenant Medical Center Harrison.

“Michigan hospitals, doctors, nurses and health care professionals are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and I am working to ensure they have the support and resources they need to provide the best care for their patients,” Congressman Kildee said. “I will continue to work to bring resources home to Michigan to combat the coronavirus and support our front line workers.”

In May Congressman Kildee previously announced $107 million for mid-Michigan hospitals. In April, he also announced $4 million in federal health care grants for local behavioral health care centers, as well as $4 million in federal grants to four local health centers to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. — G.G.