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.
- Memorial Hermann Health System: $93,988,839
- MD Anderson Cancer Center: $41,998,365
- Houston Methodist: $41,621,983
- Texas Children's Hospital: $38,422,129
- CHI St. Luke’s Health: $20,059,307
- Harris Health System: $9,555,370
- UT Physicians: $3,305,327
- Legacy Community Health Services: $3,263,147
- Steward Health Care: $2,013,286
- 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.