April 08, 2021
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
Entrance Traces: Hackensack Meridian Health, which involves Southern Ocean Medical Heart in Manahawkin (higher than), and two other systems have been allotted monies to enable bolster crisis preparedness. (Image by Ryan Morrill)
A blended $88,729,949 in federal funding has been allotted to assist bolster unexpected emergency protective actions at New Jersey hospitals and extensive-term care facilities in reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hackensack Meridian Well being Inc., which includes Southern Ocean Health-related Center in Manahawkin, acquired $82,040,194.81 to fund preparedness.
CentraState Health care Technique and Christian Health and fitness Care Centre noticed $5,508,240.93 and $1,181,513.26, respectively.
As U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both equally D-N.J.) introduced very last 7 days, the grants were being awarded through the Federal Unexpected emergency Administration Company Catastrophe Reduction Fund, which absolutely reimburses states and other entities for sure COVID-similar bills.
“This federal funding will make sure health services throughout New Jersey have the resources they need to bolster their emergency protecting actions for sufferers and staff as they carry on to combat this virus and do every little thing they can to minimize its unfold and conserve life,” claimed Menendez. “Our hospitals and prolonged-expression treatment amenities keep on being on the entrance strains in the battle to consist of COVID-19 and have to have all the assistance they can get.”
Booker extra, “New Jersey hospitals continue to serve a important position in the battle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic by giving essential treatment to people who will need it most. Federal funding like this is another vital action towards battling this overall health crisis and defending the well being and security of all New Jerseyans.”
Last month, Menendez – who led a many years-long effort to reform how FEMA responds to disasters – claimed the agency answered his contact to get rid of the price-sharing requirements for disaster grants. The directive issued by President Biden enables states and nearby governments to be retroactively reimbursed at 100% for eligible costs to battle COVID-19 incurred considering that January 2020, and to use for full reimbursement for extra suitable expenditures heading ahead. —J.K.-H.