NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the country with 11 hospitals at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised more than $8.2M since it began to accept donations last month. The fundraising campaign will direct funds to purchase comfort items like meals, groceries, taxi rides and hotel rooms to support the heroic health care workers on the front line of care to New Yorkers with COVID-19.
“On behalf of our amazing, brave workforce, we would like to thank the many individuals and organizations that have donated generously in cash and valuable goods to provide comfort to our courageous employees who are working day and night to save lives,” said Dr. Eric Wei, NYC Health + Hospitals Chief Quality Officer and Emergency Medicine Specialist who is leading the fundraising operation for the health system. “We are equally grateful to the more than 5,000 supporters who have donated to our Network for Good page – many of those are $5 and $10 contributions – every dollar matters to us, and we know those often come with a lot of heart and sacrifice.”
NYC Health + Hospitals has received major gifts from the following generous donors:
Laurie M. Tisch
Ryan Reynolds /Blake Lively
David Geffen Foundation
Paul & Donna Ullman
Tim C Xin
AdaCore Technologies, Inc.
In response to many offers of support, the public health care system last month created an official way to donate to support the purchase of items that provide personal comfort to employees on the front lines of patient care. Donations can be made through the NYC Health + Hospitals Network for Good fundraising page. Donations for equipment and supplies should be directed to Help Now NYC.
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.