Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Additional $2.6 Million to Help Mercy Health Services Respond to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing an additional $2,655,327 in emergency federal funding to help Mercy Health Services continue to care for COVID-19 patients and effectively fight the virus.

“As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise at an alarming rate in Maryland and across the country, we must ensure that our hospitals and health care workers have the tools and resources they need to fight this pandemic and keep Americans safe,” the lawmakers said. “As Maryland’s health care providers work day and night to treat patients and save lives, our delegation will continue to deliver robust federal support and help provide the highest level of care to our communities.”

In March, the lawmakers swiftly requested and secured federal approval of Statewide Disaster Declaration for COVID-19 Pandemic, allowing emergency resources to be deployed to hospitals across Maryland.

The Delegation previously announced more than $10 million to expand Mercy Medical Center’s COVID-19 treatment facilities, along with $39.4 million in combined emergency funding to help MedStar Health and University of Maryland Medical System respond to COVID-19. 

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