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As Parts Of NY Enter Phase 3 Of Reopenings, Hospitals Are Still Reeling From Financial Impacts Of Pandemic

Senators Say Funds Will Provide Critical Recovery Support For NY’s Frontline Hospitals And Providers Who Were Pivotal In Fight Against COVID-19

Schumer, Gillibrand: Critical Dollars Will Help Health Centers Who Cared For Upstate New York In Our Darkest Hour

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Upstate New York’s ‘safety net’ hospitals, which provide healthcare to patients in need regardless of insurance, will receive an additional $290,730,000 in health system funding allocated by Health and Human Services (HHS) – as healthcare providers across the state face financial difficulty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that while hospitals in Upstate New York were extremely busy as the frontline defense against the virus, many health systems saw a significant decrease in earnings as revenue-creating services, such as elective surgeries, were put on hold to help combat the pandemic.

“Upstate New York’s ‘safety net’ hospitals were our critical, frontline defense against COVID-19 and it is only with their help that we were able to flatten the curve and begin the reopening process. As we begin to reopen, we must not forget the bravery and incredible sacrifices healthcare centers made to care for Upstate New York in our darkest hour,” said Senator Schumer. “I will continue to fight tirelessly to make sure New York’s world-class healthcare workforce and all our hospitals get all the federal support they need to get on the road to recovery.”

“Frontline workers have risked their lives and fought tirelessly to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our safety net hospitals treated patients regardless of insurance status and because of their sacrifice, New York is progressing toward a safe reopening. As we move forward, this funding will provide direct relief to help these critical hospitals recover financially. I am grateful to our health care workers for their tireless work and devotion to public health and I will continue fighting for the resources needed to repair and recover.

Schumer pushed the administration to provide this vital $10 billion for safety net hospitals nationally as part of the $175 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) he championed in the CARES Act and is in addition to the $264 million for rural healthcare centers and the $1.4 billion from the PHSSEF announced last month.

The senators also revealed that New York State as a whole will be receiving the lion’s share of funding, with over 10% of the total $10 billion going towards healthcare providers all over the state.

A breakdown of the $290 million funding by Congressional district for Upstate New York ‘safety net’ hospitals appears below:


Hospital System

HANYS Estimated Funding Levels

New York State Total




16th District


Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital

Montefiore Health System


Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital

Montefiore Health System


Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (district includes Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (Yonkers))




17th District


Montefiore Nyack Hospital

Montefiore Health System


Saint Joseph’s Medical Center (district includes Saint Vincent’s Westchester)




18th District


Bon Secours Community Hospital

WMC Health



19th District


Columbia Memorial Hospital



Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills

Garnet Health


HealthAlliance Hospital – Broadway Campus

WMC Health



20th District


St. Mary’s Healthcare (district includes Amsterdam Memorial and St. Mary’s Hospital (Amsterdam))




21st District


Glens Falls Hospital



The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital (district includes Elizabethtown and Moses-Ludington)

The University of Vermont Health Network



22nd District


Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (district includes Faxton and St. Luke’s Divisions)

Mohawk Valley Health System


Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital



United Health Services Hospitals, Inc. (district includes Binghamton and Wilson divisions)

United Health Services



23rd District


Arnot Ogden Medical Center (district includes St. Joseph’s Elmira campus)

Arnot Health


Brooks-TLC Hospital System

Brooks-TLC Hospital System


Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital

Arnot Health


UPMC Chautauqua




24th District


Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Rochester Regional Health



25th District


Highland Hospital

UR Medicine


Rochester General Hospital

Rochester Regional Health


Unity Hospital (district includes Park Ridge and Genesee divisions)

Rochester Regional Health



26th District


Erie County Medical Center

Great Lakes Health System of Western New York


Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center




27th District


Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center

Catholic Health System