NEW YORK, NY and YONKERS, NY — August 31, 2019 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel announced on Friday, August 30th that St. John’s Riverside Hospital located in the 16th Congressional District has received a federal grant of $139,895 from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide HIV/AIDS related health care services.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital received a grant under the Ryan White Part Title III Capacity Development and Planning Grant Program, which supports HIV testing and intervention services, including counseling, diagnosis and treatment.
“St. John’s Riverside has been a cornerstone of the Westchester community for over a century,” said Congressman Engel. “I am pleased that it has received another Ryan White grant, but this year with an increase. This grant will enable St. John’s Riverside Hospital to continue providing the high-quality care it is synonymous with to our neighbors living with HIV/AIDS in Yonkers and the surrounding community.”
“St. John’s Riverside Hospital is so pleased to receive this award of $139,895 grant as part of the Ryan White infrastructure capacity building project. These monies will allow us to enhance our Meditech electronic medical record system enabling our ability to capture data that will help us improve the quality of care for people living with HIV in Yonkers, NY,” said Ronald J. Corti, President & CEO of St. John’s Riverside Hospital.
Congressman Engel is a longstanding Members of the House HIV/AIDS Caucus. He was a cosponsor of the Ryan White CARE Reauthorization Act, which helped shape the Title III program funding St. John’s grant. More recently, Engel voted in favor of H.R. 2740, which would increase funding for Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs by $116 million.
In addition, Congressman Engel is leading the effort to prevent cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, which safety-net institutions such as St. John’s Riverside Hospital use to provide services to vulnerable and low-income communities.
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SOURCE: Bryant Daniels | Communications & Deputy District Director | Congressman Eliot L. Engel