Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $1.5 Million in Telehealth Grants for State Health Care Providers

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $1,532,697 in federal funding to support telehealth programs for Maryland health care providers and patients.

Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will help health care providers meet increased needs for telehealth services amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“Health care providers in Maryland and around the country are quickly adapting to the COVID-19 emergency by expanding telehealth services to continue providing safe and high-quality care to patients,” the lawmakers said. “These federal funds will boost the technological capabilities of Maryland health care providers to meet the challenges of delivering care during the pandemic. We remain committed to ensuring that all health care providers in Maryland – especially those that serve our most vulnerable communities – have the resources they need.”

Awards include:

  • $994,950 for Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital, Inc., to expand its video telehealth and remote patient monitoring services to continue providing care to vulnerable and high-risk children, adolescents and adults with disabilities; and
  • $537,747 for Brandywine’s Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc., to expand its video telehealth services and remote patient monitoring to continue providing care to its low-income patients outside of emergency rooms overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.