FEMA gives Hackensack Meridian another $54M to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

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FEMA has given Hackensack Meridian Health another $54,475,667.69 to aid with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing their total amount of federal funding since November to about $118.5 million.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This funding will ensure Hackensack Meridian is able to continue caring for their patients, while protecting the health and safety of their doctors, nurses and other health care professionals,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said in a statement.

“As New Jersey continues battling the virus, our hospitals need robust federal resources to combat the pandemic and save lives.”

The senators previously announced awards for $32.8 million and $31.3 million to support Hackensack Meridian last year.

Hackensack Meridian has 17 hospital locations across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. They also have physician offices, urgent cares and rehabilitation facilities across the state.

“New Jersey hospitals continue to serve a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19 by providing critical care to those who need it most,” added U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

“Federal funding like this is another important step toward battling this pandemic and protecting the health and safety of all New Jerseyans.”