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Mini-Story: The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

Private support is essential to strengthening Sentara Martha Jefferson and helping to establish new processes and practices of care moving forward. To support this effort, the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to ensure our margin of excellence and advance the Sentara Martha Jefferson Caring Tradition for which we are known. 

Please consider a gift to the fund, which will be used to:

Accelerate the acquisition of innovative, life-saving equipment. A recent example was the purchase of three Lucas devices, which support hands-free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at a time when emergency responders cannot perform CPR on potential COVID-19 patients.

Provide stress reduction and wellness programming/services for healthcare staff, as well as support for family caregivers. Such services include facilitating conversations about complex and distressing healthcare cases, underwriting fresh produce deliveries for staff, and purchasing iPads and virtual communication tools for use with patients who are isolated from their family members.

Advance community wide testing, with specific focus on areas of high risk. For example, health officials from Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and the UVA Health System teamed up in May to provide free COVID-19 tests in Charlottesville, with a focus on communities of color. Health officials administered 308 tests, 25 of which came back positive for COVID-19. 

As always, 100% of every gift stays here locally. Many thanks to our generous supporters. Visit mjhfoundation.org to see the Honor Roll of Donors to this special fund.

Ways to give:

Online: www.mjhfoundation.org

By check: Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, 

500 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911

By phone: 434-654-8258 

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Private support is essential to strengthening Sentara Martha Jefferson and helping to establish new processes and practices of care moving forward.