WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today announced $14.5 million in coronavirus relief funding for Flagstaff Medical Center and $8.7 million in coronavirus relief funding for Tuba City Regional Hospital.
“Today’s funding will support lifesaving work at Flagstaff Medical Center and Tuba City Regional Hospital, and help ensure front-line health care workers have proper resources and PPE needed to keep Arizonans healthy,” said Sinema.
The funding Sinema announced today is part of the COVID-19 High-Impact Allocation passed in the CARES Act and is being distributed by the Department of Health and Human Services for hospitals who provided significant inpatient care for severely-ill coronavirus patients. Both Flagstaff Medical Center and Tuba City Regional Hospital have cared for patients from Navajo Nation, who have been hard-hit by an outbreak.
Sinema also helped secure a number of priorities in the sweeping coronavirus-response CARES Act, including a $150 billion relief for state, local, and Tribal governments, $55 billion more in investments in hospitals and health care workers, and an increase in unemployment benefits. Sinema also recently wrote an op-ed outlining Arizona needs she is working to include in the next coronavirus-response legislation.
Sinema has also added a resources page to her website, www.sinema.senate.gov/corona, for Arizonans looking for the latest information on coronavirus.
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