Senator David Perdue (R-GA) announced this week that Georgia children’s hospitals received over $33 million from the Provider Relief Fund. These funds from the bipartisan CARES Act will help to ensure children’s hospitals receive relief proportional to other hospitals across the nation and providers caring for children are able to continue operating safely in some of our most vulnerable communities.
“Georgia is home to some of the nation’s best children’s hospitals and they have proven to be a real safety-net in our COVID-19 response efforts,” said Senator Perdue. “As we take steps to gradually reopen the country, these hospitals face challenges in reopening to the children who rely on them most. These critical funds will give children’s hospitals additional support so they can continue offering their patients the best possible care.”
“Children’s hospitals have pitched in to our all-of-America COVID-19 response by providing backup capacity, extra supplies of PPE, and other support,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “Throughout the distribution of the Provider Relief Fund, we have sent these funds as quickly as we can to those who have been hardest hit by the virus, and this distribution recognizes the contributions of children’s hospitals helping to meet the challenges of this pandemic.”
This funding is made possible through the bipartisan CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which allocated $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers, including those disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.
Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an additional $1.4 billion in targeted distribution funding to almost 80 free-standing children’s hospitals nationwide.