Crozer Health staff collects, packs items donated for Ukraine

SPRINGFIELD — The staff across Crozer Health system has spent the past couple of weeks collecting much-needed personal items and medical supplies for the people of Ukraine.

Collection sites were placed in all of the hospitals and surgery centers. Then on Friday they were all brought to Springfield Hospital where they were sorted by like items and boxed for shipment.

In addition to the employee donations the hospital donated many much-needed medical supplies.

  • Guy Voelbel and Marisa Umile from Crozer Health spent part of Friday packing up medical and healthcare donations for victims of the war in Ukraine. (PETE BANNAN – DAILY TIMES)

  • Volunteers and staff from Crozer Health spent part of Friday packing up medical and healthcare donations for victims of the war in Ukraine. Among the donations were much needed medical supplies. (PETE BANNAN – DAILY TIMES)

  • Crozer Health’s Sandy Puka loads medical and healthcare donations for victims of the war in Ukraine. (PETE BANNAN – DAILY TIMES)

  • Volunteers and staff from Crozer Health spent part of Friday packing up medical and healthcare donations for victims of the war in Ukraine. Among the donations were much needed medical supplies. (PETE BANNAN – DAILY TIMES)

  • Volunteers and staff from Crozer Health spent part of Friday packing up medical and healthcare donations for victims of the war in Ukraine. (PETE BANNAN – DAILY TIMES)

  • Volunteers and staff from Crozer Health spent part of Friday packing up medical and healthcare donations for victims of the war in Ukraine. (PETE BANNAN – DAILY TIMES)

  • Crozer Health’s Danielle Gower Adamski loads medical and healthcare donations for victims of the war in Ukraine. (PETE BANNAN – DAILY TIMES)

Among the items which were all-new socks, baby formula, diapers, wipes, personal hygiene items, feminine hygiene items, warm clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights, walkie-talkies and camouflage netting.

“Everyone has made donations. We’re also going through the hospital and gathering up medical supplies that we can send as well,” said Jenny Santiago, COO at Crozer Health. “We’ve partnered with a Ukrainian organization and a shipping company to make sure there are no delays getting things there.”

Staff worked with Dr. Roxolana Horbowyj of the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America/World Federation of Ukrainian Medical Associations, to coordinate the collection.

The faithful from Holy Myrrh-Bearer’s Ukrainian Church in Swarthmore also assisted in the collections.

Santiago estimated 30 employees were assisting in the packing of the donations.