Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant of $1,695,024 to Dignity Health of Nevada so that its hospitals and health care facilities can better cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
“Nevada needs this federal support during the pandemic for everything from PPE to testing to supplies and equipment. As we head into flu season, these funds will help Dignity Health expand capacity and cope with potential patient surges. One of my very highest priorities right now is working in the U.S. Senate to get support for the Silver State during this pandemic, and I will continue to do so every day.”
Dignity Health offers health care at multiple locations in and around Las Vegas. These funds will go towards providing emergency medical care, including purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure the protection of medical personnel and patients and limit the spread of the virus; establishing temporary testing locations to increase testing availability; increasing hospital and ICU capacity through retrofitting of existing spaces; establishing temporary alternate care facilities; purchasing supplies and equipment for the surge in patient care from COVID-19; and activating an emergency operations center to coordinate the efforts.