By AlaskaWatchman.com

More than 1,100 Alaska entities have benefited from over $200 million in federal COVID relief funds with the general aim of supporting the fight against COVID.

While the vast majority of this funding has gone directly to Native corporations and hospitals, hundreds of other Alaska businesses have also benefited from the federal payouts. This includes individual doctors, dentists, chiropractors, breast care specialists, digestive centers, eye surgeons, dermatologists, urologists, cancer centers, foot and ankle specialists, physical therapists, early learning centers, mental health centers, prosthetics companies, speech pathologists, sleep clinics, behavioral health clinics, psychiatric centers, plastic surgeons, fire departments, psychologists, and many more.

The funding is intended to support “healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19” and to ensure that “uninsured Americans can get treatment for COVID-19.” The money does not need to be repaid.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services website, the taxpayer money comes from the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPPHCEA); and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, which provide a total of $178 billion for relief funds “to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.”

Starting Sept. 29, HHS will launch another round of federal payouts to the tune of $25.5 billion. This money will largely go to rural health care providers who serve low income and Medicaid patients.

Below is a list of the largest payouts to Alaska entities to date. Click here to see the full list of Alaska recipients.

LARGEST ALASKA RECIPIENTS

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – $29.1 million
  • Southcentral Foundation – $19.7 million
  • Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium – $15.3 million
  • Central Península General Hospital – $14 million
  • Fairbanks Memorial Hospital – $12.6 million
  • Bartlett Regional Hospital – $12.2 million
  • Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Association – $11.2 million
  • Norton Sound Health Corporation – $10.6 million
  • South Peninsula Hospital – $7.4 million
  • Tanana Chiefs Conference – $7 million
  • Maniilaq Association – $7 million
  • Arctic Slope Native Association – $6.4 million
  • Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation – $6.4 million
  • Providence Health Services in Kodiak – $5 million
  • City of Seward – $4.3 million
  • Petersburg Medical Center – $3.9 million
  • City of Valdez – $3.8 million
  • Cordova Community Hospital – $3.7 million
  • Family Centered Services of Alaska – $2.2 million
  • LifeMed Alaska, LLC – $2.1 million
  • Medical Park Family Care – $2.3 million
  • Orthodontic Alaska – $1.6 million
  • Providence Health & Services – $1.8 million
  • Providence Surgery Center – $1.4 million
  • Shane D. Rhoton, LLC – $1.1 million
  • Fairbanks Native Association – $1 million
  • Kenaitze Indian Tribe – $1 million

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Hospitals, Native corporations and other AK entities get hundreds of millions in federal COVID funds

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.