O’Halleran Secures $23.2 Million for AZ-01 Hospitals

May 12, 2020
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VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced over $23.2 million in secured funding for hospitals in Arizona’s First Congressional District, with $14.5 million going to Flagstaff Medical Center and $8.7 million for Tuba City Regional Hospital.
“I am fighting to ensure that hospitals in rural and medically underserved communities can access the funding and resources they need to better serve patients during this global pandemic,” said O’Halleran. “Areas like the Navajo Nation that have been hit hardest need our immediate attention and assistance.”

O’Halleran fought for the bipartisan CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to provide $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and health care providers. The payments allocated in both bills form the $12 billion COVID-19 High-Impact Allocation that is being distributed by HHS through the Health Resources and Services Administration to 395 hospitals that provided inpatient care for 100 or more COVID-19 patients through April 10, 2020. 

Both Flagstaff Medical Center and Tuba City Regional Hospital have cared for patients hailing from the Navajo Nation.