Maine hospitals awarded $1.3 million to fight COVID-19

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 9:00am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine hospitals have been awarded a total of $1,355,641 to support their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

    This investment is part of the second tranche of $350 million allocated by Health and Human Services through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the CARES Act to bolster the U.S. health care system’s response to COVID-19, the release stated. 

    In total, Maine has received $2,991,576.

    This funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Hospital Preparedness Program, will support hospitals and other health care providers to train their workforce; expand telemedicine and the use of virtual health care; procure supplies and equipment; and coordinate effectively across regional, state and jurisdictional, and local health care facilities to respond to COVID-19.

    In addition, this funding will advance the mission of the National Special Pathogen System to enhance national capacity and capability to respond to highly infectious diseases now and in the future.