CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $4,047,745.55 for the DBA Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse costs accrued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic related to the hire of over 100 extra frontline medical staff at the hospital to treat COVID-19 patients during the pandemic. 

“Like many of the hospitals across West Virginia, DBA Berkeley Medical Center had to hire extra frontline medical personnel to care for those who were sick during the peak of COVID-19. This funding will help reimburse the hospital for emergency frontline costs during the public health crisis. I could not be more thankful for the service of our health care professionals, and I am happy to play a role in securing the reimbursement the hospital is due,” Senator Capito said.

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