April 10, 2020
Statement from HANYS President Bea Grause, RN, JD, on first distribution from CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
HANYS appreciates that desperately needed funding has begun to flow to New York’s hospitals and other healthcare providers. However, we strongly oppose how these funds were allocated. HHS’ methodology did nothing to prioritize support for COVID-19 hot spots like New York, and it leaves behind hospitals that serve higher shares of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, uninsured and pediatric patient populations.
New York hospitals and health systems are in the thick of a tremendous battle against COVID-19, and they need federal support to continue their fight. HANYS urges HHS to direct additional emergency relief to New York hospitals as quickly as possible.
The Healthcare Association of New York State is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York, representing nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations.