Cincinnati-area hospitals got nearly $700 million and all of Ohio received $4 billion from emergency federal pandemic spending known as the CARES Act. Local hospital leaders say the sector would be in a far deeper hole now without that help.
“Republicans and Democrats both root for their community hospitals,” said Mike Abrams, president and chief executive officer of the 240-member industry group the Ohio Hospital Association. “No one wants to see the local hospital go under.”
The new coronavirus pandemic put an unprecedented financial strain on one-sixth of the economy just as humans needed their hospitals the most. In March