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.
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.