SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM

COVID-19 EMERGENCY

RESPONSE FUND

Dr. Jaime Moreno providing a tutorial on how to safely

intubate a patient using a donated acrylic box from

a local manufacturer.

Sinai is at the frontline of the

COVID-19 pandemic

we are a critical safety net for Chicago's poorest communities experiencing this crisis. The uncertainty swirling around the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the challenges that our patients face each and every day – chronic illness, mental health challenges, cancer, and community violence.  These factors make our patients more susceptible to the dangerous virus and more reliant on Sinai as a strong anchor

in our communities.

Like so many health organizations around the world, we’ve taken great care to ensure our patients, caregivers, and visitors stay safe and healthy. 

During the COVID-19 crisis, Sinai needs

to carry between $8 and $12M in supplies, critical infrastructure and revenue loss

each and every month.

For a safety net health care system, where 90% of our patients are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or are uninsured, this is no small number. The stakes are high – we either meet this need and save lives, or we don’t and we cannot contribute. Please see the list of urgent needs across the system for more detail about what Sinai needs. 

While the world seems uncertain, you can count on the fact that we are disciplined and we deliver. Because the payments for service from Medicaid and Medicare are lower than the true cost of quality care, our margins are tight. But we’ve been working in this narrow-margin environment for decades, so we’re experts in controlling costs and managing expenses. That means we can invest every philanthropic gift toward providing care during this tumultuous time. 

The mobile COVID-19 Testing Units outside of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Emergency Department.

A gift to the Sinai COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is truly and fundamentally

a life-saving gift. Your generosity will help ensure that our caregivers, patients, and their families are safe.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Give a gift to the Sinai COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Donation Form

Purchase and donate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Contact susan.campbell@sinai.org for more information

Sponsor a Unit by Donating a Meal 

Contact susan.campbell@sinai.org for more information

For more information on how you may give to Sinai Contact Lora Cummingslora.cummings@sinai.org

For Corporate and Foundation sponsorship information Contact Rachael Marusarz, rachael.marusarz@sinai.org

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