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Yale New Haven Health is donating more than one million dollars in supplies to the Ukraine crisis

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

New Haven, CT (March 8, 2022) – Yale New Haven Health has committed to donate $1 million in medical supplies to the people of Ukraine through the U.S. Cooperative for International Patient Programs. The organization provides all logistics and cover the cost of transportation to Europe.

The humanitarian crisis grows more dire each day, and for those with friends and family in Ukraine experiencing the crisis, these are particularly difficult times. There is no doubt that the people living in Ukraine need support. By providing a large amount of personal protective gear, such as surgical masks, gowns, gloves and N95 masks, we hope to help those caring for the injured stay safe and healthy. The medical staffs at each of our delivery networks, in collaboration with the Yale School of Medicine, will also be making donations to an agency focused on humanitarian efforts related to the conflict.

“Yale New Haven Health has supported many people and countries in times of crisis, like hurricanes and natural disasters,” said Christopher O’Connor, president, Yale New Haven Health. “We employ staff from the Ukraine and all feel very strongly that we want to do whatever is in our power to support the people and the nation from this atrocity.” Yale New Haven Health will continue to seek ways to support relief efforts that align with our mission.

Yale New Haven Health includes Yale New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London and Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island.

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

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