The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) have awarded $956,059.90 to Mercy Medical Center for federal disaster aid to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are extremely grateful for this funding, which will help Mercy Medical Center with the cost of medical supplies, materials, equipment, and other associated COVID-19 expenses,” said Thomas J. Strauss, interim CEO at Mercy Medical Center.
Mercy is expanding two operating rooms for negative pressure to prevent airborne spread of the disease and purchasing a COVID-19 Module for molecular testing capabilities to test for COVID in its lab, as well as purchasing a portable X-ray machine.
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