WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that Salem Medical Center has been awarded $6,548,945 in federal fundingto support its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including critical enhancements to their medical facility to accommodate the surge in hospitalizations, investmentsin PPE materials to better protect medical personnel, and expanded COVID-19 testing and treatment capabilities. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 “From the first moment COVID-19 hit New Jersey, our hospitals and frontline health care workers got to work, doing everything necessary to respond to this public health crisis that has infected more than 438,000 of our residents and killed more than 18,220 New Jerseyans,” said Sen. Menendez. “This was true for Salem Medical Salem, which quickly made critical investments in their facility and PPE to better accommodate the surge in COVID-19 cases, protect doctors, nurses and medical personnel, and expand the region’s testing capabilities. This federal funding will be critical in making sure that the Salem Medical Center will be fully equipped to continue tackling COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey.”

“In the face of the worst public health crisis in our lifetimes, New Jersey hospitals like Salem Medical Center are leading the fight against COVID-19 while providing critical care to those who needed it most,” said Sen. Booker. “This grant will ensure that Salem Medical Center is able to continue to serve their patients and our communities during this pandemic and ensure our healthcare heroes have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”