Newton-Wellesley Hospital Establishes Emergency COVID-19 Fund

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NEWTON – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newton-Wellesley Hospital has established the NWH COVID-19 Fund, which will support the hospital’s ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of our community during this challenging time.

All gifts to this fund will be directed toward care for those affected by COVID-19; measures to contain its spread; support for Newton-Wellesley’s clinicians and staff, many of whom are community members themselves; and recovery efforts following the pandemic.

As a community hospital, Newton-Wellesley stands at the epicenter of the ever-evolving COVID-19 outbreak.

The hospital, in collaboration with leaders from across Mass General Brigham, is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local public health officials to closely monitor the pandemic’s spread, properly plan for the impact in surrounding communities and implement strategies to provide the highest level of care to our patients. Hundreds of hospital employees are battling this unique threat on the front lines, shift after shift, and playing a significant role in our state’s effort to beat back the pandemic’s advance.

“This is a pandemic of unprecedented magnitude in our lifetimes, requiring herculean responses faithfully and heroically carried out by Newton-Wellesley’s exceptional employees,” said Jodi Larson, MD, Chief Quality and Experience Officer. “The implications of this crisis will be far-reaching, impacting our hospital’s operational areas from staffing to supplies to finances. We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we have already received from community members, and we are calling on our neighbors to support us and each other during this critical time of need.”

The Fund will help supplement Newton-Wellesley’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality care while providing hospital leadership with the ability to quickly address the most pressing, immediate issues related to the pandemic.

“Newton-Wellesley has a longstanding commitment to emergency preparedness and, along with our partners at Mass General Brigham, we have the best possible plans, protocols and resources in place to protect anyone who enters the hospital,” said Larson. “Our dedicated staff have been working tirelessly and selflessly to care for a growing number of patients and their families. Now, perhaps more than ever, our community can tangibly contribute to their efforts and help us make a real difference in the countless lives being impacted by COVID-19.”

How to Support the NWH COVID-19 Fund

Your help is vitally important and will go directly to our COVID-19 efforts. To donate, please visit https://giving.nwh.org/covid-19. You may also contribute via a check made out to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, with “NWH COVID-19 Fund” in the memo, mailed to Newton-Wellesley Hospital Development Office, 2014 Washington St., Newton, MA 02462. For further questions, please reach out to the Development office at: 617 243-6243 or NWHDEV@partners.org.

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Mass General Brigham, a nonprofit organization that includes academic medical centers Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Serving its community for more than 130 years, the Hospital provides a wide range of services to its surrounding communities, including medical, surgical, obstetric and gynecological, cardiovascular, emergency, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric, hematology/oncology and psychiatric care—with a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and has established post-graduate training programs for residents of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School.

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