Washington D.C.— Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $10,149,029 in Federal funding to Montefiore Medical Center for upgrades to the Center’s Weiler Campus in the Bronx. The grant will fund the electrical service upgrade project at Weiler Hospital including the design of a new underground electric service to replace the existing overhead service for the facility.
“This upgrade is vital to maintaining Montefiore Medical Center’s ability to serve the community,” Engel said. “Montefiore is the premier health care provider in the borough and as such we must continually look for new ways to help ensure it can provide that care, no matter the situation. By running the electrical service underground, the risk of disruption from animals and extreme weather is totally mitigated, so I am pleased these FEMA funds have been allocated for such an important project.”
“We are grateful to Congressman Engel for his unwavering support,” said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine. “His tenacity in fighting for Montefiore and the millions of New Yorkers who rely on us, is greatly appreciated.”
Please note this press release was originally published on March 28, 2018 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.