A year on the COVID-19 frontline
On March 9, 2020, University Hospitals treated its first COVID-19-positive patient. The Northeast Ohio community immediately jumped into action, organizing donations of meals, masks and offering messages of support to our caregivers – initiatives which continue today.
More than $10 million was raised in support of the COVID-19 Community and Caregiver Support Funds, providing vital funding to a number of important initiatives, ranging from patient care to clinical trials.
From the first moments of the crisis through vaccine development and distribution, watch the video to learn what it was like to be a UH leader and caregiver during one of the most challenging times in our history.
Your Support Provided
Million in Total Giving
Masks Made and Medical PPE Donated
Webcast with UH Leaders about COVID-19
University Hospitals has recently held live webcasts for our donors with information about COVID-19 to assist in navigating these unprecedented times.
Community Response Fund Impact
UH is the only hospital in the U.S. conducting five COVID-related clinical trials:
- Antibody Treatment
- Remdesivir Treatment
Antibody Testing for Caregivers
UH conducted COVID-19 antibody testing for our frontline caregivers and first responders.
UH created and published a comprehensive toolkit to help businesses, schools and community organizations open and maintain safety while protecting employees, customers and the public.
Caregiver Response Fund Impact
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s received a $200,000 gift from Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a non-profit organization supported by Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers, in support of COVID-19 drive-thru testing.
Food Donations to Caregivers
More than 40,000 meals were delivered to UH Caregivers thanks to our generous community members.
This caregiver resource provides compassionate support and practical resources for all UH employees, including:
- UH4YOU Call Center
- Resource Library
- The Connor Resilience Center
- The UH4YOU Self-Care Mini Toolbox
Healthy Restart Playbook Aids Business
Local business used
UH Playbook to aid
safely in May.
Grateful for Care at UH Parma
After a harrowing 17-day battle with COVID-19,
Len "Gramp the Champ" Flors is grateful for the care he received at UH Parma Medical Center.
Community Makes 100,000 Masks
In just two weeks, community members organized and
assembled homemade masks for caregivers.
Recognize a Caregiver
If a caregiver went above and beyond for you, we
invite you to take a moment to thank them
and share your story.
Thankful for Care
UH nurse is grateful for the care and support from colleagues after being diagnosed with COVID-19 after working on the frontlines.