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“Medical professionals have gone above and beyond to mitigate this pandemic, and this $224 million in CARES Act funding will help give health care providers resources to continue saving lives in Louisiana.”

MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on $223,580,330 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help 47 hospitals respond to the coronavirus outbreak in Louisiana.

“Medical professionals have gone above and beyond to mitigate this pandemic, and this $224 million in CARES Act funding will help give health care providers resources to continue saving lives in Louisiana,” said Kennedy.

These payments are part of HHS’s delivery of $10 billion to hospitals with more than 161 coronavirus admissions between January 1 and June 10, 2020. These funds are provided under the authority of the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

This funding includes $45,312,748 to Ochsner Medical Center. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is receiving $43,843,357, while its children’s hospital is receiving an additional $800,000 in federal aid.

Additional information about this CARES Act funding is available here.