Maywood, IL -- As the COVID-19 crisis continues in Chicago, Loyola Medicine and most health care providers are adapting daily to ensure that patients continue to receive the best medical care based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Loyola Medicine has established two philanthropic funds: a Loyola Medicine COVID-19 Medical Response Fund, which will be put to use immediately to address the greatest needs related to our regional COVID-19 care, and a Loyola Medicine Colleague Assistance Fund to provide assistance to employees who experience financial hardship during this time.
"We are confident in our ability to continue delivering life-saving care that is the hallmark of our academic medical center during an unprecedented health crisis," says Shawn P. Vincent, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine, which includes Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and MacNeal Hospital. "Philanthropic support from our community is essential to help ensure our hospitals remain in a constant state of readiness now and in the future, and to support our caregivers who are on the front lines of this pandemic."
Funds will be directed toward the purchase and lease of equipment, supplies and technology, including telehealth which allows patients to access virtual appointments with their physicians while in quarantine, as well as operational and staffing expenses.
The health and safety of our patients, providers and staff are our highest priorities.
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.loyolamedicine.org/giving/ways-to-give or call 708-216-3201.