Huntington Hospital said thanks Friday to the many individuals and organizations who supported medical workers during the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Financial support, goods and meals were donated to the hospital and its workers to maintain morale and help them get through the crisis.
Northwell Health said it has treated more hospitalized COVID-19 patients than any other health system in America. Huntington Hospital, rated New York State’s No. 1 community hospital by US News & World Report, has discharged more than 850 COVID-19 patients since the pandemic first impacted the region in March.
“We are so fortunate to be in this tremendously supportive community who rallied to show us their appreciation as we cared for COVID-19 patients,” said Nick Fitterman, MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “Each of these donations helped our staff to feel encouraged and appreciated through an extraordinarily trying time. Thank you very much.”
Below is a list of highlighted donations that Huntington Hospital and its caregivers received:
- Through the Huntington Hospital Meals Facebook page, more than $150,000 was paid to local restaurants who provided 20,000 meals to Huntington Hospital caregivers
- 200 bountiful Easter baskets for caregivers’ children
- Cases of hand sanitizer utilized throughout the hospital
- 120 iPads, which were critically needed to facilitate virtual visitation between patients and their families
- A rock garden called “Huntington Hospital Rocks”
- More than 2,000 bottles of wine
- 2,500 oversized laminated staff badges
- Plants and flowers for Easter and Mother’s Day
- Thousands of face masks, water bottles and N95 masks
- Dozens of board games
- A framed photo of a rainbow directly over Huntington Hospital
School nurses from local public primary schools presented flowers to hospital nurses during their shift change every Thursday evening.