Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today announced that eight Pennsylvania health care providers received a total of $1,275,738 from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was established by the CARES Act.
The list of Pennsylvania providers is below. You can learn more about the FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program, including a full list of recipients, here.
Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa. received $315,357 for a triage software license, a telehealth platform, laptop computers, tablets, videoconferencing equipment and software licenses, and a remote patient monitoring platform to serve a patient population at increased risk for adverse outcomes from COVID-19 infection and to help triage the busiest emergency department in the city.
Community Guidance Center in Indiana, Pa. received $70,198 for tablets and videoconferencing equipment and software to continue to offer all mental and behavioral health services to the high volume of new patients during the COVID-19 pandemic using telehealth.
Family Practice and Counseling Network in Philadelphia, Pa. received $206,763 for a telehealth platform and remote monitoring equipment to provide integrated telehealth and remote monitoring services to vulnerable patient populations, such as patients with multiple chronic diseases, pregnant women, and those affected directly by COVID-19.
Squirrel Hill Health Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. received $144,940 for tablets, telecommunications equipment, and a health care data reporting and analytics platform to continue providing primary and preventive medical services to underserved patient populations during the COVID-19 crisis, including prenatal care, geriatric medical services, and behavioral health services.
Sto-Rox Family Health Center in McKees Rocks, Pa. received $34,489 for laptops, VPN licenses, and other network improvements that will allow additional employees the ability to provide remote telehealth care to COVID-19 patients.
UPMC Bedford in Everett, Pa. received $22,520 for telehealth equipment and software licenses to expand telehealth capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly all specialties including critical and ambulatory care.
UPMC Hanover in Hanover, Pa. received $264,969 for telemedicine carts, telehealth workstations, tablets, remote monitoring equipment, and videoconferencing equipment to continue to treat patients in the hospital with reduced need for PPE and in-person visits, to expand video visits to outpatient practices and specialty offices, and to provide home monitoring and care.
UPMC Passavant in Pittsburgh, Pa. received $216,502 for laptop computers and a telehealth platform to increase the volume of telehealth visits for all specialties and services to facilitate remote care, conserve PPE, and stop the spread of COVID-19 by remotely screening patients who may have COVID-19 to determine if they should report to the hospital for COVID-19 testing.