Holy Name’s $213M award from CDC may be too high; hospital expects to return portion of money to feds

Holy Name Medical Center CEO Mike Maron said his hospital received a very generous grant last week from the CARES Act money designated to reimburse the hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19.

Maron, in fact, said it was too generous — and that the hospital will return a large portion of the money to the federal government. Holy Name officials have been in contact with officials from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services regarding the award.

The awards, which were announced to the hospitals Thursday and made public by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, listed Holy Name as receiving more than $213 million — the second-highest amount in the country.

Hackensack University Medical Center, $98 million, and St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson, $88 million got the second- and third-highest awards in the state.

“After receiving our funding, it quickly became clear to us that the amount received was too generous,” Maron told ROI-NJ. “We notified HHS immediately and are working with them to reconcile. We hope to resolve this discrepancy as quickly as possible and return all excess funds.

“We are grateful for the strong support given to New Jersey hospitals in legislation championed by Sens. (Bob) Menendez and (Cory) Booker and Reps. (Bill) Pascrell and (Josh) Gottheimer. These funds make all the difference as we move through this crisis.”

Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, received the most money, at $277 million. Only one other hospital received more than $200 million: Tisch Hospital in New York City, which received $203 million.

Here are the New Jersey hospitals’ awards:

  • Holy Name (Teaneck): $213,428,946 (this figure will be reduced);
  • Hackensack University: $98,138,111;
  • Joseph’s Health (Paterson): $88,159,257;
  • Saint Barnabas (Livingston): $69,678,116;
  • JFK Medical Center (Edison): $59,603,910;
  • Englewood Hospital: $53,635,316;
  • Overlook (Summit): $50,659,617;
  • Newark Beth Israel: $50,645,428;
  • Valley Hospital (Ridgewood): $49,899,060;
  • Morristown: $47,395,253;
  • Robert Wood Johnson (New Brunswick): $47,962,240;
  • University Hospital (Newark): $42,010,050;
  • Jersey Shore Medical (Neptune): $39,649,464;
  • Cooper University (Camden): $39,164,374;
  • Clara Maass (Belleville): $36,496,914;
  • Hackensack Meridian (Montclair): $32,521,807;
  • Christ Hospital (Jersey City): $31,704,080;
  • Palisades Medical (North Bergen): $30,279,931;
  • Saint Peters University (New Brunswick): $29,574,037;
  • Trinitas Regional (Elizabeth): $27,620,560;
  • Ocean Medical (Brick): $26,881,204;
  • AtlanticCare (Atlantic City): $26,124,369;
  • Hoboken University: $25,498,510;
  • RWJ Somerset (Somerville): $25,018,065;
  • Raritan Bay (Perth Amboy): $24,758,340;
  • CentraState (Freehold): $21,939,749;
  • Saint Michael’s (Newark): $21,289,694;
  • Chilton (Pompton Plains): $21,227,121;
  • Bayonne Medical Center: $19,447,032;
  • Jefferson (Cherry Hill): $18,949,206;
  • Jefferson (Stratford): $18,487,351;
  • Bayshore (Holmdel): $18,305,981;
  • Claire’s (Denville): $18,166,283;
  • Mary’s (Passaic): $17,358,109;
  • Raritan Bay (Old Bridge): $16,214,029;
  • University Medical Center of Princeton (Plainsboro): $16,013,590;
  • Monmouth Medical (Long Branch): $16,016,126;
  • Riverview (Red Bank): $15,676,285;
  • RWJ University (Rahwah): $14,330,782;
  • HMH Pascack Valley (Westwood): $12,513,351;
  • Monmouth Medical (Lakewood): $12,606,762.36;
  • Bergen New Bridge (Paramus): $12,368,709.06;
  • Hunterdon (Flemington): $11,529,863;
  • Saint Clare’s (Dover): $11,320,844;
  • Saint Clare’s (Denville): $10,243,183;
  • Virtua (Voorhees): $10,166,311;
  • Southern Ocean (Manahawkin): $9,598,319;
  • Virtua (Mount Holly): $9,316,630;
  • RWJ University (Hamilton): $9,166,557;
  • Newton Medical Center: $9,121,413;
  • Hudson Regional (Secaucus): $8,550,812.

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