Dingell Helps Secure $7.6 Million for Henry Ford Health System
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced Henry Ford Health System will receive $7,625,122 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to cover expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Henry Ford Health has been instrumental in providing care across Southeast Michigan throughout the pandemic,” said Rep. Dingell. “From emergency COVID-19 response to allowing people to keep up with their routine health care needs, their work has helped keep our communities safe and healthy throughout this crisis. This funding will cover many of those costs they incurred in the early months of the pandemic and allow them to continue the services that so many rely on.”
"The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to healthcare systems across the country, with far-reaching effects we are still seeing today. At Henry Ford Health, we’ve worked tirelessly to address critical supply shortages and workforce challenges, develop testing and vaccines, and expand to virtual care to maintain staff and patient safety," said Dr. Adnan R. Munkarah, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Henry Ford Health. "These resources will help support the vital work our amazing staff have done and are doing, highlighting our responsibility and commitment to keeping our communities healthy. We are deeply grateful for Congresswoman Dingell’s continued support and commitment to ensuring the people of Michigan have access to quality healthcare."
The funding covers expenses related to providing medical care and transport for management, control, and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety, and providing an emergency operations center (EOC) for the state of Michigan by operating an incident command center for employees organizing, planning, disseminating information to the public to provide warnings and guidance; Security, law enforcement, barricading, and patrolling; Technical assistance on emergency management, and training; Medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical staff including, but not limited to, N95 respirators, surgical masks, medical gowns, gloves, coveralls, and face shields; Diagnosis and treatment of the disease, ambulatory services, transportation of medical supplies, and equipment. This grant covers the period between 5/1/2020 to 8/31/2020.
Earlier this year, Dingell announced $900,000 for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital from the omnibus appropriations package to improve facilities and expand telehealth services.