Hurricane Relief Fund Aids Health Care Workers


The Hurricane Sandy Health Care Employee Relief Fund has distributed the $637,158 raised through its efforts, with checks going to 47 local health care organizations to assist more than 4,000 workers who suffered significant losses in the disaster.

"Hospital and health care workers in New York and New Jersey sustained devastating personal losses even as they worked to ensure the safety of others," says Jim Tallon, the president of United Hospital Fund, which administered the relief fund. "Their commitment and selflessness inspired the creation of the relief fund as a way to bring the health care community together to contribute to the support that many of their colleagues so desperately needed."

Thank You

We gratefully acknowledge our
Leadership Supporters
and all our other
generous contributors.
The founding sponsors and supporters of the relief fund are the Greater New York Hospital Association, Healthcare Association of New York State, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, New Jersey Hospital Association, Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association, and United Hospital Fund, with the generous support of the American Hospital Association. More than 260 contributions were received from donors around the country, including leadership gifts from American Hospital Association, Healthcare Association of New York State, and New Jersey Hospital Association.

Funds were allocated to member organizations of the sponsoring associations, including hospitals, health care systems, nursing homes, and visiting nurse associations throughout the region, based largely on the numbers of qualifying employees; all funds raised were distributed. Those distributions, ranging from $269 to $45,488, went to:
  • Long Island: $152,747 to 9 organizations representing 781 employees in need;
  • New Jersey: $216,369 to 25 organizations representing 1,536 employees in need;
  • New York City: $268,040 to 13 organizations representing 1,807 employees in need.

For more information, please see our press release (which predates a final distribution of $28,441).


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