The sudden rise of the Covid-19 pandemic has produced an immediate and pressing need at our hospital in many areas that are not covered by either insurance or governmental funds.
One exceptional need is to support hospital staff – all staff – from front desk and janitorial workers to nurses and doctors. They are literally on the front lines of this war and are putting themselves at risk every time they enter the hospital, and their families at risk every time they enter their home.
Our support can have great impact; needs vary from feeding hospital workers, to providing lodging for staff with lengthy commutes, funding roving snack & stress-relief carts to supporting medical students who are providing childcare for front line care providers working overtime. If we pivot and fundraise for Covid-19 we are addressing a great need at a greatly vital time. There is no precedent for this situation – even in our 100-year history we have never seen anything like this. We believe we have an obligation to do what we do best – address these urgent needs – it is our calling.