Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to receive numerous generous donations, large and small, from individuals, corporations, non-profits and other benefactors.
"These gifts benefit our doctors, nurses, staff and patients. Every donation we receive at VUMC allows us to continue to focus on providing a safe environment for our patients and staff and we are very grateful. The generosity of the community has been overwhelming," said Teresa Dail, RN, BSN, Chief Supply Chain Officer for VUMC.
Among the most recent large donations:
Joanna Mariani of Swiftwich, a manufacturer of performance socks based in Brentwood, Tennessee, donated 350 pairs of socks. This was Swifwick's second donation to VUMC.
Cathy Eng, MD, FACP, FASCO, the David H. Johnson Chair in Surgical and Medical Oncology, Peter Cheng on Hanbo Enterprises Ltd. and Lily Eng donated 10,000 surgical masks and 1,000 KN95 masks.
Hedley & Bennett, a company that produces custom aprons and chef gear based in Vernon, California, donated 3,500 cloth masks.
Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), with support from Aflac, donated 1,000 face shields.
Bell & Associates Construction, based in Nashville, donated 1,500 surgical masks.
Nashville-based Nelson Green Brier Distillery donated 1,000 8 oz. bottles of hand sanitizer.
TNChinese-HelpDefeatCOVID-19, local Chinese American group dedicated to raising funds and medical supplies to help with the pandemic, donated 450 masks.
Cumberland Valley Quilter Association, based in Franklin, Tennessee, donated 12,000 masks made from sterilization wrap. This was a special project overseen by Robin Adkins, BSN, CNOR, RNFA, senior director of Clinical Engagement at Vanderbilt Health Supply Chain Solutions.