Liberty Hospital will use $2,250,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to reimburse COVID-related costs and make possible capital projects that support caring for COVID patients. The Clay County Commission approved the funds for the hospital according the U.S. Treasury’s Final Rule.
“We appreciate the County Commissioners’ support. The ARPA funding will help us move forward with projects that will further enhance the care and support COVID patients and their families need,” said President and CEO David Feess. “The Northland is growing, and we are diligently working to meet patients’ needs for high-quality healthcare in a personalized, caring environment.”
During the 111 weeks of the pandemic, the hospital provided care for 1,718 COVID inpatients, treated 856 outpatients infected with COVID, and administered more than 7,000 vaccinations at its locations and nearly 100,000 vaccinations as part of Operation Safe.
ARPA funds can be used to fund the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Liberty Hospital is a public hospital district created under Section 206 of the Revised Missouri Statutes.