Charlottesville hospitals report more than $200k in rally costs

University of Virginia Medical Center and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, both in Charlottesville, Va., together spent more than $200,000 in personnel, supplies and equipment related to the white nationalist rally Aug. 11 and Aug. 12, according to The Daily Progress.

The publication, which cites various documents, reports UVA Medical Center, a public facility that cared for roughly 30 people affected by the rally, spent more than $142,000. The private facility Martha Jefferson, which treated 15 people Aug. 12, spent more than $59,000.

UVA Medical Center spokesperson Eric Swensen told The Daily Progress the hospital's extra costs included additional supplies, overtime and on-call wages and payment for contracted security, maintenance cleaning and food workers.

A spokesperson for Martha Jefferson told The Daily Progress the hospital's costs cover the emergency department, rental equipment and extra on-call surgeons.

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