Temple University Hospital received $50 million in the latest round of relief funds under the federal coronavirus economic rescue package, twice as much as it received in last month’s first round of aid to hospitals and other medical providers nationwide.
The difference? The $12 billion distributed last week is for 395 hospitals that treated 100 or more coronavirus inpatients through April 10 — 70% of the U.S. total through that date, the federal Department of Health and Human Services said.
COVID-19 Grants to Philadelphia-Area Hospitals
The federal government has made two rounds of awards to hospitals under the CARES Act. The $30 billion round last month was based on Medicare billings. Last week regulators awarded $12 billion more based on COVID-10 patient loads. The local hospitals are ranked by the size of the most recent grants, which are in millions.
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Phila.) said Monday that he was glad to see more money going to such places as Temple and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia in the new awards. “We do not have a public system, so these hospitals that are highly impacted, we have to protect them,” said Evans, who is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Health.