Houston health care providers have received over $316 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds

Member institution health systems part of Texas Medical Center have been some of the top local recipients for federal funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. (Community Impact staff)
Member institution health systems part of Texas Medical Center have been some of the top local recipients for federal funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. (Community Impact staff)

Member institution health systems part of Texas Medical Center have been some of the top local recipients for federal funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. (Community Impact staff)

$175 billion has been made available to the health care industry through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, called the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of that, $316 million has gone to Houston healthcare since initial distributions began April 10. This comes as hospitals and health systems nationwide are expected to lose nearly $203 billion from March 1-June 30, according to estimates from the American Hospital Association in its May 2020 report—an average of $50.7 billion per month.


The top 10 Houston-area recipients of the federal funding are as follows. Note that figures for some hospitals and services have been consolidated into their respective health systems.

  1. Memorial Hermann Health System: $93,988,839

  2. MD Anderson Cancer Center: $41,998,365

  3. Houston Methodist: $41,621,983

  4. Texas Children's Hospital: $38,422,129

  5. CHI St. Luke’s Health: $20,059,307

  6. Harris Health System: $9,555,370

  7. UT Physicians: $3,305,327

  8. Legacy Community Health Services: $3,263,147

  9. Steward Health Care: $2,013,286

  10. Oncology Consultants PA: $1,497,383


The federal funding supports health care-related expenses or lost revenue caused by COVID-19 and ensures uninsured Americans are able to get testing and treatment for the viral disease, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.






By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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