5 R.I. hospitals receive $71.3M for COVID-19 costs

ROHDE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $25.4 million in federal funds in a recent round of CARES Act funds distribution aimed at offsetting costs of caring for coronavirus patients. The hospital was one of five in the state to receive funds in the most recent disbursement. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
ROHDE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $25.4 million in federal funds in a recent round of CARES Act funds distribution aimed at offsetting costs of caring for coronavirus patients. The hospital was one of five in the state to receive funds in the most recent disbursement. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
PROVIDENCE – A combined $71.3 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds has been disbursed to five Rhode Island hospitals, the state's Democratic congressional delegation announced on Wednesday. The funds, overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be used to offset costs of caring for coronavirus patients. Funding…

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