HIA-LI is leading the way to secure much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare workers at Stony Brook Hospital on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus and is calling on the business community to help.
- PPE: Stony Brook is accepting donations of PPE and medical supplies including masks, gloves, gowns, ventilators, and other items. To donate, contact Joan Dickinson, Stony Brook Community Relations Director, Joan.Dickinson@stonybrook.edu or call (631) 219-0603. Donations can be made by appointment only and at specific drop-off locations to ensure the safety of all involved and to get the supplies into the right hands immediately.
- Comfort Care Items: The Hospital is also accepting donations of “comfort care” items (socks, snacks, tissue packs, hand lotion, gum, lip balm, etc.) for these healthcare heroes – please call Joan to set up a donation appointment.
- Messages of Support for Medical Staff: Many neighbors and community groups have asked about the best way to show their support to the medical staff who are working around the clock. The easiest and most effective way to share your sentiments is through a simple cell phone video. Please email a video no longer than 20 seconds to Joan.Dickinson@stonybrook.edu. The videos will be shared throughout the hospital areas and visible as the employees move throughout their day.
- Messages for Veterans: There are residents at the Long Island State Veterans Home who miss their families but cannot have visitors because they are in a high-risk group. If you would like to send a veteran a message, please email a video no longer than 20 seconds to Jonathan Spier, LISVH Deputy Executive Director, at jonathan.spier@LISVH.org and your message will be shared on the digital boards in their facility.
“Long Islanders are strong, and we all need to work together to find solutions to the unprecedented challenges we’re facing,” said HIA-LI President & CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli. “HIA-LI is doing what we do best: building connections to make an impact.”
“Our healthcare workers are fighting this battle head-on and we all owe them our gratitude and support,” said Joe Campolo, HIA-LI Board Chairman and Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP. “By working together instead of panicking when things get tough, we can make things happen.”