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Maimonides receives $17.6M in funding amid COVID emergency

September 28, 2020 Editorial Staff
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Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park has received $17,675,813.99 for Maimonides Medical Center in emergency federal funds administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it was announced on Friday.

Specifically, these FEMA funds, as well a similar grant to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, will be used to combat financial challenges brought on by the coronavirus, including the cost of overtime hours, the need for increased clinical staffing services to meet patient demand for COVID-19 patients, and testing costs.

The money also is slated to cover the cost of additional medical supplies and equipment that were purchased to accommodate increased hospital capacity. In addition, it will be used to cover the cost of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital and medical center staff.

“I’m proud to deliver these federal funds to help cover the massive costs of PPE, medical supplies, equipment for expanded hospital infrastructure, COVID-19 testing, and staffing for the health care facilities that have valiantly served our communities throughout this pandemic,” said U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who made the announcement along with fellow U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. “We must continue to support our local hospitals and health centers as we work towards a safe recovery and full reopening.”

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This funding is authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act, which allows for federal agencies to provide assistance in meeting immediate threats to life and property resulting from a major disaster.

In unrelated news made public on the same day, Maimonides leased 9,500 square feet at the Kingswood Crossing development at East 15th Street and Kings Highway in Midwood. Kingswood Crossing, a mixed-use retail and office, was completed in 2019 by Urban Edge Properties.

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