Kaptur Announces Nearly $87 Million in Federal Funding for Northern Ohio Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

June 24, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) announced $86,960,502 in federal funding for safety net hospitals across Northern Ohio as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress. The funding is being administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, which is distributing $10 billion in Provider Relief Funds to safety net hospitals across the country that serve our most vulnerable citizens.


“As our country faces down a once in a century global pandemic, which has and continues to disproportionately hurt our underserved communities and neighbors, it is absolutely vital that our safety net hospitals receive the federal support they need to treat and care for patients,” said Rep. Kaptur. “As a senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I fought to secure increased funding for our safety net hospitals and I fully intend to keep up that fight. I’m glad to see this important funding make its way to the people who need it most – our healthcare workers and the people they care for.”


“Hospitals across the country have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary restrictions on a number of procedures and visits, and the University of Toledo Medical Center is no exception,” said UTMC Chief Executive Officer Rick Swaine. “We’re grateful for the support of Congress and the additional resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help offset some of the additional expenses and lost revenue as we continue to serve our community and navigate this pandemic.”


“In order to protect our patients, our staff, and our community from COVID-19, MetroHealth had to suspend many revenue-generating services and take on additional expenses,” said Dr. Akram Boutros, President and CEO of The MetroHealth System. “Funding from the CARES Act has been an important lifeline for MetroHealth and all those who depend on us.”


Grant recipients and amounts below:



  • University of Toledo Medical Center: $10,745,000
  • Mercy Health St. Charles Hospital: $6,891,384
  • ProMedica Bay Park: $5,000,000



  • Firelands: $9,324,118



  • MetroHealth: $50,000,000
  • University Hospital: $5,000,000