Portman Announces $5.5 Million in FEMA Grants for ProMedica Toledo Hospital to Help Fund COVID-19 Protective Measures
CINCINNATI, OH —Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded two grants to ProMedica Toledo Hospital totaling more than $5.5 million to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This FEMA funding is provided through the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Portman supported and was signed into law by President Trump.
“The more than $5.5 million in federal funding announced today is great news for Northwest Ohioans who live near, work, or are treated at ProMedica Toledo Hospital,” said Portman. “This funding will help ensure the hospital has the emergency protective measures necessary to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure our health care systems and all Ohioans have the resources they need during these uncertain times.”
“ProMedica is extremely grateful to be awarded these FEMA grants that will help our system mitigate some of the costs incurred to protect our dedicated healthcare providers who have been on the front lines of this crisis,” said Randy Oostra, President and CEO of ProMedica. “Their health and safety are of paramount importance as they continue to care for patients and families. We are also grateful to Senator Portman and all of our Members of Congress for their ongoing support in recognizing the significant relief that the healthcare industry needs as this pandemic persists.”