Since the beginning of the COVID-19 spread, hospitals and medical facilities have been putting forth a heroic effort to meet the needs of their patients and communities. As part of its Global Pandemic Fund, the DRI Foundation has contributed a donation to New York’s Westchester Medical Center Foundation.
Westchester Medical Center Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit devoted to supporting Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, and Behavioral Health Center in Valhalla, and MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. The goal of its work is to provide highly specialized care to adult and pediatric patients who are largely medically underserved and economically disadvantaged, dealing with very complex medical issues, and often don’t speak English as a first language.
“I am exceptionally proud of our workforce members for providing the highest level of care to our patients, and stepping up to work in new ways, such as staffing our call centers for testing and workforce support, operating our testing facilities, or assisting with additional efforts to keep our workforce safe,” said Michael Israel, President and CEO of WMCHealth in a message to colleagues and supporters. “Collectively, we know that the community is grateful for the work that we are doing, the care that is being provided, and the steps that are being taken to protect our workforce and our patients. In turn, we have been inspired by the outpouring of support from the communities we serve.”
The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected for the Global Pandemic Fund will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.