Anonymous Donor Gives $2.3M to NJ Hospital for Coronavirus Preparation

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 27: An ambulance exits from University Hospital in Newark where Nurse Kaci Hickox is quarantined October 27, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Hickox, an epidemiologist who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, is in quarantine in a tent inside the hospital since arriving from Newark Liberty …
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The foundation for University Hospital in Newark announced Wednesday that an anonymous donor gave nearly $2.3 million to the hospital for coronavirus preparation.

The anonymous corporate donor gave $2,271,295 to support University Hospital’s response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release from University Hospital.

The funds will primarily support the emergency department and intensive care units, as well as providing additional equipment such as ventilators, hospital beds, sanitization resources, EMS equipment, pulse oximeters, and telehealth capabilities.

“We are incredibly grateful for this benefactor’s willingness to step up during this critical time. I won’t mince words: this donation of critical resources will save lives,” said Shereef Elnahal, president and CEO of University Hospital.

“I am so proud of the work our team is doing at University Hospital. We are preparing for a large surge of COVID-19 patients, and every extra resource will help us continue to protect lives,” he added.

There are others that are stepping up to the plate to support our nation’s hospitals in a big way.

In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Monday that an anonymous donor donated 100,000 face masks and personal protection equipment (PPEs) that healthcare professionals had been calling for throughout the coronavirus pandemic.


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