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NY Hospitals Heroically Responded To COVID Outbreak, Ripping Holes In Their Budgets To Obtain PPE, Cleaning/Disinfecting Facilities, Testing, And More 

Reps Say FEMA Funding – At A 100% Federal Cost Share – Will Reimburse Hospital For Costs Related to Pandemic Response In Northern Westchester

Schumer, Gillibrand, Jones: Fed Funding Will Keep Hudson Valley Hospital Strong & Communities Safe 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Mondaire Jones today announced that New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, New York, will receive $2,223,807 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover costs associated with emergency protective measures taken for their COVID responses. The funds reimburse for expenses related to the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning/disinfecting supplies, and overtime pay for medical staff and nurses to cover hospital COVID units and meet increased patient demand. This funding is provided at a 100% federal cost share, which Schumer fought hard to include for NY since the pandemic began.

“The Lower Hudson Valley was one of the first and hardest hit areas in New York and our nation at the start of the pandemic. New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and our frontline health workers heroically stepped up working around the clock and increasing spending, while experiencing significant revenue loss to help New York beat back this virus. I am proud to deliver this vital federal support to help the hospital recover and continue to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Schumer.  “With this funding New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and its incredible workforce will receive the support they need, and so very much deserve, to keep saving lives in northern Westchester County.”

“New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital incurred enormous costs fighting on the front lines of the pandemic in one of the country’s hardest hit areas,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will reimburse those costs and ensure that the hospital has the resources it needs to continue to provide quality care to New Yorkers. I’m proud to have fought to secure this critical funding and I’ll keep fighting to bring federal resources home to New York.”

“I am so proud to have joined my colleagues in securing this vital funding for New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. The pandemic required a massive and sustained response that challenged our health care providers at great expense and, in turn, required a response of equal magnitude from the federal government to meet that challenge.” said Congressman Jones. “We are so fortunate to have New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in our district.”