The donation program for Stony Brook University Hospital began on March 20, and it hasn’t slowed down since — thanks to the outpouring of generosity from the Long Island community, as well as nationally and internationally, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2,200 emails
- 415 donor calls by phone
- 140 scheduled appointments for donation drop off
- 50 shipments of materials
- 275 video messages
- 201,959 pieces of PPE
- 4,793 comfort care items
- 232 iPads
- 65 food deliveries
- Financial contributions — donate to Coronavirus Crisis Challenge
- PPE donations, including N95 3M 1860 masks and other masks, protective eyewear, goggles, gloves, face shields including 3D-printed frames
- iPad donations
- Equipment including ventilators
- Comfort care items for staff such as food through the SBUH Meal Train, water and beverages; hand lotion, dry shampoo, tissue packs, antibacterial wipes, Chapstick; liquid hand soap (pump jars/bottles preferred), hand sanitizer, Lysol and Clorox wipes; snacks, gum, candy, cough drops; stress balls, fidget spinners, aromatherapy masks; video messages of support
- Comfort care items for patients such as puzzles, coloring pages and pencils; blank books and pens; socks, earplugs, sleep masks; notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners
“It’s been great to see the community come together. These donations are more than a great support for the hospital; they empower donors to be part of the solution,” said Joan Dickinson, Stony Brook University Community Relations Director.
To maintain social distancing and safety, appointments are being scheduled for donation drop off. Please contact: Joan Dickinson at COVID19donations@stonybrook.edu or call 631.219.0603 to schedule an appointment.
Joan !You are amazing!
On March 26th I wrote to a number of former colleagues from my new home in Florida:
“For the first time in 43 years I am watching from the sidelines as healthcare challenges again present themselves. I have followed with great interest the events in NY and Long Island, including assisting patients from Manhattan who have relocated to the east End and other areas find their care at Stony Brook. It brings back memories of working with you through hurricanes, snow storms, Ebola, and so
much more – but what stands out is how privileged I was to work with you and how well Stony Brook rose to the occasion as a team and as a leader for the community and the region. My sense is this challenge is considerably greater than anything that we shared, but I know that together you are a great force for good and are inspiring everyone to give their all, as they always do. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Stony Brook has always emerged stronger for these challenges, and will yet again.” The work of the staff and leadership of SBM has been an inspiration during this trying time. Reuven Pasternak, MD – CEO SBUH 2012-2017