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Rochester legislators celebrate delivery of support to local nursing facilities from $173 million in new state funding

Thursday, August 3, 2023

St. Paul, MN – State Representatives Tina Liebling, Kim Hicks and Andy Smith (DFL-Rochester) announced on August 1, local nursing facilities received a significant amount of new state funding as part of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize a sector of the economy facing financial hardship. Local nursing facilities will receive another significant one-time payment on August 1, 2024.  Reps Liebling, Hicks and Smith released this joint statement: 

“Well-staffed and accessible nursing facilities play a critical role in health care for Minnesotans. The state reimburses nursing facilities for their costs, but workforce shortages and other post-pandemic conditions have made it difficult for some to keep up. We are pleased to provide additional financial support to help the facilities recover from the pandemic, and to support their hardworking and dedicated staffs.” 

Of these initial investments, $1,651,012 has been delivered to Rochester nursing facilities on August 1, including:

  • $208,896 to Rochester West Health Services 
  • $335,416 to Rochester East Health Services
  • $237,012 to Madonna Towers of Rochester
  • $275,169 to Maple Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • $369,557 to Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth
  • $224,962 to Rochester Rehab and Living Center

In addition, the same amount will be delivered to each facility on August 1, 2024.