At the heart of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are healthcare workers. While fighting to keep sick patients healthy and safe while they fight the virus, many of the nurses, EMTs, and other healthcare workers are becoming sick themselves.
As a result, many nurses across the county have been forced to quarantine themselves from their family after risking their lives all day helping COVID-19 patients.
Some of these first responders fighting on the front lines of the pandemic have died as a result of the virus.
In response, CarePoint Health has set up a fund to provide financial assistance to the staff of these hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CarePoint is the current operator of Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center.
CarePoint extended its deepest gratitude to its staff, thanking nurses and physicians at all its hospitals for their tireless dedication during this emergency.
Under unprecedented circumstances, these healthcare workers have met unimaginable challenges and put the well-being of patients, residents, and the community before their own every day, according to CarePoint.
To express its gratitude and show support for the staff’s commitment, CarePoint Health’s owners are announcing the creation of the COVID-19 Relief Fund through the CarePoint Health Foundation. This fund is designed to relieve some of the strain hospital employees are feeling during the pandemic.
Supporting families of fallen employees
CarePoint owners seek to provide financial assistance and other means of support to the families of those loved ones whom the CarePoint family has lost as a result of COVID-19.
The owners will be making a significant six-figure contribution to this fund, according to a spokesperson for CarePoint.
“Sadly this crisis has tragically taken from us wonderful members of the CarePoint family,” the CarePoint owners said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to those family members and others impacted by the pandemic.”
Donations to the CarePoint Health Foundation will pay tribute to the work of employees across the entire CarePoint system by providing assistance with food costs and other funds needed to help employees and their families get through these difficult times.
President of CarePoint Health Foundation Paula Nevoso said she is grateful for the generous contribution by the owners of CarePoint to the foundation and hopes others will follow their lead.
“I have worked in the community, and we really felt the need to give back to the healthcare workers and establish the COVID 19 fund to help them,” Nevoso said. “There’s no way any of us could get through this crisis without them. We hope past donors and others in the community will support this outstanding cause.”
To make a donation, residents are advised to visit https://www.carepointhealth.org/about-us/carepoint-health-foundation/
CarePoint Health asks that everyone send their thoughts and prayers to all the families impacted by COVID -19 and for the safety of their staff.
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