WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWTI) – As healthcare facilities continue to take on the COVID-19 pandemic and recover financially, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced funding for two facilities in the North Country.

Congresswoman Stefanik wrote a new funding process for the Department of Health and Human Services to use to ensure that rural hospitals receive adequate funding.

Stefanik announced that Samaritan Medical Center will be receiving $2.5 million and St. Lawrence Psychiatric Hospital will be receiving $3.9 million in funding.

“Ensuring our hospitals are fully recovered and operational to continue to serve my constituents is my top priority.” said Congresswoman Stefanik. [The funding] “is critical in ensuring our hospitals can recover from revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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