Sinai Health System Surgical Residents
Sinai is at the frontline of the
My name is Allie Naldoza and one of my loved ones is a surgical resident at Sinai Health System, a campus of community hospitals in Chicago. During a long conversation about the lack of PPE (personal protective equipment) the nurses, doctors, and other essential hospital personnel have, I decided to start this fundraiser to help equip frontline responders with PPE to decrease the spread of COVID-19. Currently, they are experiencing critical shortages of gowns, gloves, masks and goggles – gear they need to protect themselves, their patients and their families at home. It is imperative that we protect our frontline caregivers, especially since we have not reached our projected surge.
Sinai Health System has been providing advanced medical care and social services to some of Chicago’s most economically vulnerable communities for over 90 years. The funding needed to protect our community against the pandemic is needed today when our healthcare professionals need our support the most. Any donation, large or small, can help make a difference for these healthcare professionals and our greater community.
A gift to the Sinai COVID-19 PPE and 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.
Sinai's role in the fight
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.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Give a gift to the Sinai COVID-19 PPE and Emergency Response Fund