Written by North Country Now on April 30, 2020

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has announced nearly $7 million in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services has been released to St. Lawrence County hospitals.

The amounts below are the estimated district impacts from the latest $50B general pool disbursements to hospitals pursuant to the CARES Act. This includes the original $30B disbursement made on April 10, plus a new $20B disbursement made on Friday, April 24.

Local hospitals are estimated to have received the following amounts, according to the Healthcare Association of New York State: Canton-Potsdam Hospital, $3,617,000; Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, $1,882,000; Clifton-Fine Hospital, $112,000; Gouverneur Hospital, $404,000 and Massena Hospital, $894,000.

“Our hospitals and healthcare workers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, and they need funding now,” said Stefanik. “I worked to include millions in funding for our North Country hospitals in the CARES Act to support their critical efforts to serve our communities during this incredibly difficult time. I will continue to work on the federal level to deliver funding and results for our hospitals, healthcare workers, and county health departments as we combat COVID-19.”

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