Total Federal Payout To Oregon Hospitals In Flux

The federal payments to Oregon hospitals under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic totals hundreds of millions of dollars, but nailing an exact figure is difficult.

Final numbers for CARES distributions are not yet available in part because the federal government is releasing figures only after hospitals certify that they’ve received the money and promise to spend it according to federal rules.

The numbers on the federal government’s website are being updated almost daily.

Yet even the figures on the federal website can be hard to fathom, because the federal government often lists the recipient as the business name of the hospital, and that often is different from the name the hospital uses with the public. Also, for example, the federal database often lists a hospital as being based in the city where its parent company is headquartered, rather than in the city where the facility is actually located.

So it can take careful winnowing to find out which hospitals have received how much.

(See related stories: Oregon Nonprofit Hospitals With Losses But Big Reserves Rake In Cares Money and Oregon’s For-Profit, Revenue-Rich Hospitals Reap Millions In Federal Payout.)

Below is a list of recipients the Oregon Health Authority developed and released May 14. The agency admits the listing is incomplete, and is missing information from at least four hospitals. “This summary is an approximation only and does not reflect all of the federal distributions made to Oregon providers,” the agency cautions.

Using that list, the agency estimated that close to $300 million in CARES money has been received by Oregon hospitals. 

The list, more than three weeks old, is already out of date. For example, Willamette Valley Medical Center has received $7.4 million, according to the federal database, but the state’s May 14 list records it as having received only $2.2 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive estimated earlier this month that the state’s hospitals have received $400 million to date.

Federal Distribution To Oregon Hospitals By May 14, 2020
Hospital Location Amount
Adventist Medical Center Portland $3,505,401
Adventist Tillamook Regional Medical Center Tillamook  
Asante Ashland Community Hospital Ashland $856,161
Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center Talent $11,688,281
Asante Three Rivers Medical Center Grants Pass $3,006,508
Bay Area Hospital North Bend $4,551,710
Blue Mountain Hospital John Day $4,138,592
Columbia Memorial Hospital Astoria $2,160,765
Coquille Valley Hospital Coquille $811,656
Curry General Hospital Gold Beach $957,499
Good Shepherd Medical Center Hermiston $1,519,391
Grande Ronde Hospital La Grande $2,034,995
Harney District Hospital Burns $4,223,174
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Clackamas  
Kaiser Westside Medical Center Hillsboro  
Lake District Hospital Lakeview $4,527,276
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Portland $16,900,299
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center Portland $7,011,044
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center Tualatin $4,921,307
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Gresham $3,301,544
Legacy Silverton Medical Center Silverton $2,002,276
Lower Umpqua Hospital Reedsport $4,212,343
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Eugene $4,554,124
Mercy Medical Center Roseburg $4,345,396
St. Anthony Hospital  Pendleton $1,600,204
Mid-Columbia Medical Center The Dalles $8,364,251
OHSU Hospital Portland $33,434,426
PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center Cottage Grove  
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center Florence $1,820,001
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Springfield $14,836,865
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District Eugene  
Pioneer Memorial Hospital Heppner $388,830
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Hood River $1,904,541
Providence Medford Medical Center Medford $4,187,079
Providence Milwaukie Hospital Milwaukie $2,279,113
Providence Newberg Medical Center Newberg $2,464,106
Providence Portland Medical Center Portland $15,876,797
Providence Seaside Hospital Seaside  
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Portland $18,825,827
Providenve Willamette Falls Medical Center Oregon City $2,754,713
St. Alphonsus Medical Center Baker City Baker City $706,077
St. Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario Ontario $1,552,161
Salem Health Hospital Salem $14,587,254
Salem Health West Valley Hospital Dallas $555,869
Good Samaritan Region Medical Center Corvallis $8,000,179
Samaritan Albany General Hospital Albany $3,533,519
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Lebanon $8,263,941
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Lincoln City $5,741,932
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Lebanon $7,084,526
Santiam Memorial Hospital Stayton $1,006,373
Shriners Hospital for Children Portland  
Sky Lakes Medical Center Klamath Falls $12,630,949
Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center Bandon $764,159
St. Charles Bend Bend $13,839,387
St. Charles Madras Madras  
St. Charles Prineville Prineville  
St. Charles Redmond Redmond $699,184
Tuality Community Hospital Forest Grove $5,260,107
Wallowa Memorial Hospital Enterprise $672,421
Willamette Valley Medical Center McMinnville $2,227,352

 

Besides the federal bailout, Oregon lawmakers voted on Friday to establish a $50 million fund to help rural hospitals that suffered big losses during the temporary ban on non-urgent procedures. The money will be used to help hospitals cover payroll costs, retain critical employees and stabilize finances.

You can reach Christian Wihtol at [email protected].

 

 

 

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