NYC Health + Hospitals Announces Fundraising Campaign to Provide Personal Comfort Items for Health Care Workers
Statement of Dr. Eric Wei, NYC Health + Hospitals Chief Quality Officer and Emergency Medicine Physician
Mar 27, 2020
“NYC Health + Hospitals facilities are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response, and our courageous employees are working day and night to save lives. We want to offer as many resources as possible to our health care workers so they can continue to strive and provide the best care to our patients. All of our lives may depend on them, and their lives may depend on us.
In response to many supporters of our public health care system, we have created an official way to donate to us to support the purchase of items that provide some personal comfort to our heroic teams. We are now accepting cash and select donations to cover meals for every shift, groceries to take home, hotel rooms for those who want to limit exposure to their loved ones at home, and taxi rides to staff who work the overnight shift in our Emergency Departments, ICUs and other vital patient care areas.
Donations can be made through the NYC Health + Hospitals Network for Good fundraising page. I am pleased to report we have already received more than $700,000 from generous community members and private donors. We are extremely grateful for everyone who is able to make a donation to help us provide some relief and support to the essential workers behind this epidemic.”