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Hospital Corporation Government Bailout Tally

September 2020 Update

As part of its COVID-19 stimulus package, the US Congress has steered $175 billion of taxpayer funding to hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other healthcare providers to “support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19.” Roughly a third of these funds has not yet been distributed.

We’re closely tracking these federal monies, and pushing employers to treat NUHW members fairly and not exploit the crisis to boost their bottom line. See below our estimate of how much money each employer of NUHW members has received to date from the stimulus funding.

Federal funds should be used to improve the care of our patients and to protect the safety and economic security of healthcare workers. Some of our employers, however, are reporting massive profits in the midst of the pandemic.

From April through June of 2020, Tenet Healthcare’s profit tripled to $88 million as compared to the same period in 2019. Since the start of the pandemic, Tenet has received “$1.5 billion in advanced Medicare loans, which must be paid back by April next year, and more than $850 million in grants from congressional relief packages,” according to Healthcare Dive.

Meanwhile, Kaiser Permanentereported $4.5 billion in profits during the second quarter of 2020. That’s more than double the $2 billion in profits it made during the same period in 2019. In fact, Kaiser’s profits are so embarrassingly massive that it actually returned its federal stimulus dollars to the government.

Other health insurance companies are also reporting massive profits. Companies like Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group have doubled their profits, according to the New York Times. These skyrocketing profits in the midst of a pandemic have increased calls for creating a ‘Medicare for All’ system to ensure that our nation’s resources are used to meet the public’s health needs rather than boost corporations’ profits.

The estimates below include both federal grants and advanced Medicare loans provided by the federal government to the employers of NUHW’s members (see Table 1).

Table 1. Summary of Grants and Loans Awarded to NUHW Facilities

Workplace Grant Loan Total
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) $201,932 $135,728,493 $135,930,425
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (Oakland, CA) $12,597,467   $12,597,467
Cottonwood Health Care (Woodland, CA) $766,957 $650,000 $1,416,957
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital (Fountain Valley, CA) $7,908,895 $32,265,769 $40,174,664
Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Gatos, CA) $13,438,657   $13,438,657
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (Hollister, CA) $8,219,854   $8,219,854
Janus of Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)   $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) $8,558,190   $8,558,190
Kaiser Permanente – Maui Health System (HI)   $24,086,634 $24,086,634
Kaiser Permanente – Maui Health System (Wailuku, HI) $5,479,131   $5,479,131
Lakewood Medical Center (Lakewood, CA) $10,495,083 $18,966,145 $29,461,228
Los Alamitos Medical Center (Los Alamitos, CA) $4,313,347 $22,591,398 $26,904,745
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA) $1,548,620   $1,548,620
Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, CA) $7,003,658 $55,369,620 $62,373,278
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (San Francisco, CA) $1,697,789 $1,500,000 $3,197,789
Novato Healthcare Center (Novato, CA) $922,466 $1,601,810 $2,524,276
Providence Health System Southern California (Tarzana, CA) $5,285,809 $30,988,000 $36,273,809
Queen of the Valley Medical Center (Napa, CA)   $33,666,000 $33,666,000
Richmond Area Multi-Services (San Francisco, CA) $7,756 $3,500,000 $3,507,756
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (Salinas, CA) $11,102,528 $65,983,184 $77,085,712
San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center (San Rafael, CA) $307,830   $307,830
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (Santa Rosa, CA) $7,264 $78,282,000 $78,289,264
Seton Medical Center (Daly City, CA) $5,229,104   $5,229,104
St Joseph Hospital (Eureka, CA) $36,553,233 $38,673,000 $75,226,233
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) $39,249,411   $39,249,411
West Anaheim Medical Center (Anaheim, CA) $5,350,000   $5,350,000
Grand Total $186,244,982 $545,352,053 $731,597,035

Sources: HHS Provider Relief Fund; Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 High Impact Payments; Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured; HHS COVID-19 Awards; and COVID Stimulus Watch.

We calculated that NUHW facilities received a whopping $731 million from government grants and loans. California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco received the most funding: $135 million, the bulk of it in the form of advance Medicare payments. Three facilities – Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, and Los Angeles LGBT Center – received over $2 million carved out for health centers. Two, Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center and Lakewood Medical Center – benefitted from the fund set aside for COVID-19 high impact areas. Three facilities – Mission Neighborhood Health Center, Richmond Area Multi-Services, and LGBT Center – received Paycheck Protection Program loans through the Small Business Association.

Table 2. Detailed Grants and Loans Awarded to NUHW Facilities

Workplace Date Amount Award Description
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) 5/8/20 $14,375,199 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) 5/8/20 $22,318,693 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA) 5/8/20 $99,034,601 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)   $1,586 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)   $35,709 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)   $164,637 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (Oakland, CA) 4/6/2020 $552,830 CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (Oakland, CA) 3/20/2020 $52,245 FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding for Health Centers
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (Oakland, CA) 5/5/2020 $142,309 FY 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT)
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (Oakland, CA) 7/23/20 $11,778,926 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (Oakland, CA) 4/13/2020 $71,157 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CARES Act Funding
Cottonwood Health Care (Woodland, CA) 5/8/20 $650,000 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Cottonwood Health Care (Woodland, CA)   $176,766 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Cottonwood Health Care (Woodland, CA) 7/23/20 $590,191 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital (Fountain Valley, CA) 5/8/20 $32,265,769 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital (Fountain Valley, CA) 7/23/20 $7,897,302 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital (Fountain Valley, CA)   $11,593 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Gatos, CA) 7/23/20 $13,293,861 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Gatos, CA)   $144,796 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital (Hollister, CA) 7/23/20 $8,219,854 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Janus of Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) 4/9/20 $1,500,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (loan)
Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)   $8,558,190 Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 High Impact Payments
Kaiser Permanente – Maui Health System (HI) 5/8/20 $24,086,634 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Kaiser Permanente – Maui Health System (Wailuku, HI) 7/23/20 $5,479,131 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Lakewood Medical Center (Lakewood, CA) 5/8/20 $18,966,145 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Lakewood Medical Center (Lakewood, CA) 7/23/20 $4,225,776 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Lakewood Medical Center (Lakewood, CA) 7/20/20 $6,250,000 Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 High Impact Payments
Lakewood Medical Center (Lakewood, CA)   $19,307 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Los Alamitos Medical Center (Los Alamitos, CA) 5/8/20 $22,591,398 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Los Alamitos Medical Center (Los Alamitos, CA) 7/23/20 $4,312,416 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Los Alamitos Medical Center (Los Alamitos, CA)   $931 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA) 4/6/2020 $915,920 CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA) 3/20/2020 $71,710 FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding for Health Centers
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA) 5/5/2020 $364,084 FY 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT)
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA)   $20,467 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA) 4/13/2020 $110,810 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CARES Act Funding
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA) 4/23/2020 $15,000 Street Outreach Program to connect with runaway, homeless and street youth.
Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles, CA) 4/23/2020 $50,629 Transitional Living Program
Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, CA) 5/8/20 $55,369,620 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, CA) 7/23/20 $7,000,885 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, CA)   $2,773 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (San Francisco, CA) 4/6/2020 $798,245 CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (San Francisco, CA) 3/20/2020 $66,123 FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding for Health Centers
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (San Francisco, CA) 5/5/2020 $288,724 FY 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT)
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (San Francisco, CA) 7/1/2020 $318,128 Head Start and Early Head Start
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (San Francisco, CA)   $226,569 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Mission Neighborhood Health Center (San Francisco, CA) 4/16/20 $1,500,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (loan)
Novato Healthcare Center (Novato, CA) 5/8/20 $1,601,810 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Novato Healthcare Center (Novato, CA) 7/23/20 $922,466 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Providence Health System Southern California (Tarzana, CA) 5/8/20 $30,988,000 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Providence Health System Southern California (Tarzana, CA) 7/28/20 $5,281,287 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Providence Health System Southern California (Tarzana, CA)   $4,522 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
Queen of the Valley Medical Center (Napa, CA) 5/8/20 $33,666,000 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Richmond Area Multi-Services (San Francisco, CA)   $7,756 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Richmond Area Multi-Services (San Francisco, CA) 4/6/20 $3,500,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (loan)
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (Salinas, CA) 5/8/20 $65,983,184 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (Salinas, CA) 7/28/20 $10,941,377 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (Salinas, CA)   $161,151 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center (San Rafael, CA)   $307,830 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (Santa Rosa, CA) 5/8/20 $78,282,000 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (Santa Rosa, CA)   $7,264 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Seton Medical Center (Daly City, CA) 7/28/20 $5,226,149 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
Seton Medical Center (Daly City, CA)   $2,955 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
St Joseph Hospital (Eureka, CA)   $38,673,000 Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (loan)
St Joseph Hospital (Eureka, CA) 7/28/20 $36,551,983 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
St Joseph Hospital (Eureka, CA)   $315 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
St Joseph Hospital (Eureka, CA)   $935 Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 5/11/2020 $90,625 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program COVID
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 6/8/2020 $436,767 Head Start and Early Head Start
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 4/9/20 $9,639,280 Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 5/20/2020 $546,000 Infection and Rapid Transmission of SARS-C0V-2 in Ferrets
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)   $28,393,157 Provider Relief Fund – General Distribution
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 4/13/2020 $88,125 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C EIS COVID-19 Response
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) 4/13/2020 $55,457 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D WICY COVID-19 Response
West Anaheim Medical Center (Anaheim, CA) 7/31/20 $5,350,000 Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 High Impact Payments

Sources: HHS Provider Relief Fund; Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 High Impact Payments; Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured; HHS COVID-19 Awards; and COVID Stimulus Watch.

May 2020 Update

The $2.7 trillion federal stimulus package that provides enhanced unemployment benefits also includes $100 billion for hospitals to “support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19.”

Our stance is that no healthcare facilities should be cutting hours for workers during a pandemic, especially facilities operated by healthcare corporations that are receiving millions of dollars in federal relief funds. Decades of corporate downsizing has left our healthcare system woefully unprepared to handle a pandemic, and it would not be right for hospitals to use the COVID-19 outbreak to further cut staffing.

We are closely tracking the allocation of federal stimulus dollars, and pushing employers to treat NUHW members fairly and not exploit the crisis to further their bottom line.

See our estimate of how much money each employer of NUHW members received during the first round of stimulus funding, which amounted to about $30 billion out of the initial $100 billion pot. (An additional $75 billion is earmarked for hospitals as part of an expansion of the stimulus package passed in mid-April 2020.)

FACILITY NAME FIRST TRANCHE
CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER $1,885,060
CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER – MISSION BERNAL CAMPUS $2,322,255
CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER – VAN NESS CAMPUS $16,797,983
DOMINICAN HOSPITAL $8,161,074
FOUNTAIN VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER – EUCLID $4,254,399
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL – SAN JOSE $8,990,100
HAZEL HAWKINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL $1,259,332
KAISER FOUNDATION NORTHERN REGION $19,403,562
KAISER FOUNDATION SOUTHERN REGION $7,617,038
KECK HOSPITAL OF USC $16,517,593
KINDRED HOSPITAL – BREA $1,164,980
KINDRED HOSPITAL – SAN DIEGO $1,103,846
KINDRED HOSPITAL – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA $1,199,267
KINDRED HOSPITAL – WESTMINSTER $1,864,784
LAKEWOOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER $2,476,059
LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER $2,837,953
MARIN GENERAL HOSPITAL $6,794,784
PETALUMA VALLEY HOSPITAL $1,571,796
PROVIDENCE TARZANA MEDICAL CENTER $4,339,114
QUEEN OF THE VALLEY HOSPITAL $5,160,941
REDWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL $1,223,740
SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL $7,734,589
SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL $11,351,703
SETON MEDICAL CENTER $2,931,267
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL – EUREKA $5,658,408
UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OAKLAND $218,397
USC KENNETH NORRIS JR. CANCER HOSPITAL $3,872,750
WEST ANAHEIM MEDICAL CENTER $2,253,816

So far, it’s been a mixed bag. Several employers have done a good job at working with us to create sensible labor pools and ensure that people have an opportunity to make their full incomes. Others have been quick to flex workers without giving them access to paid administrative leave or a fair opportunity to join a labor pool.

We will continue to monitor how much employers draw down from their stimulus allocations and advocate that they do their duty to provide opportunities so workers can earn their full paychecks.

Please contact us at COVID19@nuhw.org with any questions about losing shifts or other COVID-19 related matters.

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