LifeBridge Health created the Care Bravely Compassion Fund in March in response to the communities’ outpouring of support for COVID-19 patient caregivers at our five hospitals and BCAC. The proceeds from this campaign have provided critical personal protective equipment (PPE), care and comfort items, and meals—to nurses, physicians and other essential staff cleaning, cooking and securing our testing sites and hospitals.
To see the power of the community's generosity, please click here for the special edition of our Changing Lives newsletter.
We are particularly proud of our innovation team, who quickly assembled supplies and equipment, much of which was donated by the community, and created a sewing factory and 3D printing farm. In partnership with Under Armour, volunteers and staff manufactured approximately 170,000 masks and 33,000 gowns. Sinai Hospital’s Vocational Services Program (VSP), using 3D printers lent to us by several local schools, manufactured 14,800 face shields. In addition, our teams have manufactured over 7,000 tubs of wipes (hydrogen peroxide, bleach or Virex) for use in clinical settings and packaged more than 240 – 32 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer.
Because our frontline care teams have been working under very stressful circumstances with limited access to amenities, the Fund has provided meals for team members, special grocery services at each hospital, fresh produce, and psychosocial support to mitigate stress and anxiety.
LifeBridge Health was called into action in an unprecedented way and our teams have risen to the occasion. The Fund has provided resources to staff a robust telemedicine program to evaluate and assess patients at home; set up testing tents throughout the LBH community; prepare and furnish hospital units for COVID 19 patients, including intensive care beds; and respond to and anticipate future needs as they develop.
Thank you to all of the individuals, companies and organizations who help us to Care Bravely no matter the circumstances. It is because of each one of you that LifeBridge Health remains strong and ready to provide the life-saving care necessary whatever lies ahead.