Milford Hospital Funding to be Restored

October 9, 2015

State Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford) welcomed news from Governor Malloy’s office today that $14.1 million in funding will be restored to Connecticut’s small hospitals. Last month, the Office of Policy and Management announced $102 million in rescissions, most of that funding being cut from Connecticut’s hospitals.

With massive differences between large hospitals and small ones in profit margins—differences of hundreds of millions of dollars annually—OPM is taking action to support six small hospitals. Earlier today Governor Malloy announced that $736,870 of the original $1,023,158 funding, that was slated for cut will be restored to Milford Hospital.

“This is welcome news for Milford,” said Rep. Rose. “Restoring critical funding to our local hospital is essential to keep providing the quality care that our residents rely on. In the midst of the difficult on-going budget deliberations, I appreciate Governor Malloy’s action to restore and mitigate most of the funds that were slated to be cut for Milford Hospital. I will continue to advocate on behalf of my constituents to fully restore this vital funding.”