REGION 1 – Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) received $15,582,953 in federal funds for COVID-19 emergency protective efforts conducted for the public and its hospital workers.
The grant from FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to the private, non-profit hospital are for 100% reimbursement of the eligible costs for the care and treatment of the public and the training of YNHH workers during the first half of 2020. Most occurred at the hospital’s York Street campus, one of two main campuses YNHH has in New Haven.
Reimbursements included establishing a call-in center, offering two specimen-collection areas off-site, expanding the hospital’s capacity, using trailers for treatment, utilizing a pulsed-ultraviolet system for facility disinfection, renting stretchers and beds, buying medical equipment and supplies, and disseminating information. Costs for hospital workers included purchasing personal protective equipment.
“We and our partners in the State of Connecticut thank the Yale New Haven hospital for taking the many actions to save lives during these difficult times,” said Acting Region 1 Administrator and Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ford, who oversees FEMA’s operations in New England.
As of June 2, FEMA’s obligated more than $511.2 million related to the coronavirus pandemic in Connecticut.
Additional information about the program is at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters