A five million dollar federal grant is enroute to Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, announced today by District 22 Rep. Anthony Brindisi.
“This much-needed relief will help GCMC continue to serve Cortland and surrounding communities,” said GCMC President Jennifer Yartym. “Guthrie Cortland Medical Center is grateful to Congressman Brindisi for his advocacy and for securing federal resources for our community.”
Funding was secured through the bipartisan CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund, established during the onset of the pandemic to assist area hospitals with their budget and priority adjustments to help flatten the curve of COVID-19.
Guthrie Cortland’s award follows the congressman’s announcement the day before of a shared $71k CARES Act grant that will partly go to the City of Cortland Fire Department.
“Our Upstate hospitals helped us weather the coronavirus storm,” Brindisi said. “They cared for patients, shifted resources, and worked together with their counterparts downstate to help get the outbreak under control in New York State. It is past-time for the federal government to step-up. I am happy to see these funds going to Cortland and will continue fighting for more resources to keep our communities safe, get our frontline workers the equipment they need, keep our medical facilities open, and get our economy going again.”