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New Jersey hospitals to receive COVID-19 funding

The JFK Health network, which includes JFK Medical Center in Edison, merged with Hackensack Meridian Health last May. JFK is marking 50 years as a community hospital in Edison.

New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District received more than $177 million as part of the $1.7 billion in funding received by New Jersey health care providers from the Provider Relief Fund established in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

JFK Medical Center in Edison received $59.6 million, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch received $16 million, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy received $24.7 million, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Brunswick received almost $48 million, and Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick received $29.5 million.

“This funding is absolutely critical for health care providers who are working around the clock to save lives. New Jersey is one of the hardest hit states, and our health care workers deserve federal aid that is distributed fairly,” Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-6) said in a prepared statement. “In Congress, I fought for funding that is equitable to our state and gives health care providers the resources they need to keep New Jerseyans healthy as we combat this public health crisis. I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that hospitals and providers stand ready to fight this virus.”

The $1.7 billion allotment was the third round of funding issued to hospitals through the CARES Act. The first two rounds were distributed on a formula basis that was linked to Medicare or hospital revenues in previous years. This round, which amounted to $12 billion nationally, was specifically linked to the number of COVID-19 hospital admissions. Hospitals that treated the highest number of patients through April 10 received the funding. New Jersey hospitals and health care providers have received over $2.7 billion in total from funding allocated in the CARES Act.

A complete list of New Jersey health care providers who received part of the $1.7 billion from the third round is listed here.

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