UHS Gets FEMA Money for COVID Costs
The healthcare agency that runs Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Binghamton General Hospital and other facilities in the region is getting federal money to help pay for emergency protective measures taken during the pandemic.
19th District Congressman Antonio Delgado (D-Schenectady) has announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding United Health Services $3,069,039.02 to reimburse the costs of buying personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting supplies, conversion of existing patient rooms to COVID-19 ready-rooms and staffing COVID response units.
The reimbursement is believed to be only a fraction of the costs incurred by UHS at the start of the pandemic 2 years ago and subsequent expenses as the pandemic has dragged on.
UHS operates Wilson Hospital, Binghamton General, Chenango Memorial Hospital and Delaware Valley Hospital, employing over 6,500 people in the Southern Tier.