Massachusetts governor issues grants to financially struggling hospitals
Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, February 11, 2009
The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will provide $32.6 million in state grants and increased Medicaid payments to 69 hospitals and community health centers that are experiencing financial difficulties. Eighty-two medical centers applied for the funds. The state Executive Office of Health and Human Services awarded the grants based on the facilities' financial needs and their role in the state's system for delivering healthcare, according to a statement.