MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An Eastern Panhandle hospital is on the receiving end of a big appropriation.

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced this week a total of $8,929,787 for West Virginia University (WVU) and WVU Medicine’s City Hospital. This funding, which is through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used to reimburse emergency protective measures as a direct result the COVID-19 pandemic, including personal protective equipment (PPE) purchases, testing and screening sites, and disinfection services.

Among the allocations,

· $5,337,688 to West Virginia University for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

· $2,546,794 to West Virginia University for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

· $1,045,305 to WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.