Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that through Stamford Hospital, Stamford Health will receive a $4,690,100 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant will reimburse Stamford Hospital for their emergency response to COVID-19, including an alternative treatment site, drive through testing, designated staff, PPE and plexiglass for health care workers, as well as additional hospital beds, tents, and ventilators. Additionally, the grant will ensure the hospital can continue to effectively respond to the pandemic in the months ahead.  

“Ensuring our health providers are well-funded is essential to combatting this pandemic and keeping our community safe,” said Himes. “When our community was hit hard in the first few months of this virus, organizations like Stamford Health were crucial in treating patients and saving lives. As we prepare for a surge in cases, it’s more important than ever that hospitals can handle all patients who need treatment. Additionally, health care workers are our community's heroes, so it is essential they have the protection they need to keep themselves safe.” 

“The $4.69 million FEMA grant is very meaningful to Stamford Health,” said Kathleen Silard, President & CEO, Stamford Health. “Now more than ever, our healthcare system needs to be financially strong to care for the communities we serve. Stamford Health is well prepared to handle the rise of COVID-19 cases. We’ve also taken many steps to ensure the safety of our staff and patients as we continue to provide routine healthcare services. We are not out of the woods just yet, but I am hopeful for the future. We are deeply appreciative of the federal government, Congressman Himes and our US Senators who have provided critical assistance throughout this pandemic.” 

According to Stamford Health, the award provides $4,690,100.70 in federal funding to Stamford Hospital for Emergency Protective Measures as a result of FEMA-DR-4500-CT (COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster Declaration). The total cost of Stamford Health’s response is $6,253,467, and the hospital is being reimbursed $4,690,100.70, which is 75% of the cost.