Tri-county medical providers get $114M in federal funding
Medical providers in the Tri-Counties have received almost $114.5 million in funding through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
More than a thousand medical providers on the Central Coast have received funding from the Health Resources and Human Services Administration because of their roles in fighting COVID-19.
Of the more than a thousand providers, 14 received more than a million dollars in funding — the bulk being area hospitals.
Those providers include:
• Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital – $14,341,741
• Los Robles Regional Medical Center – $10,655,989
• County of Ventura – $9,944,052
• Sansum Clinic – $5,258,863
• American Medical Response West – $4,016,748
• Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital – $3,878,163
• Sierra Vista Hospital — $3,221,589
• Simi Valley Hospital and Health Care Services – $2,928,441
• Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital – $1,878,435
• Lompoc Valley Medical Center – $1,875,773
• Compass Health – $1,711,336
• Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara – $1,385,879
• UCLA Radiology Medical Group – $1,191,374
• Santa Barbara County Auditor – $1,085,909
Not all area hospitals are on this list. Some hospitals that belong to a larger chain, like Dignity Health, are counted under the chain, not the individual location, so while French Hospital Medical Center, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Marian Regional Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital aren’t on this list, parent company Dignity Health (which controls hundreds of hospitals in three states) received a total of $180,264,488.