Fund Established for Hospital Personnel Affected by Hurricane Irma

Posted on September 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma approaching Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory.Hurricane Irma left various levels of destruction in its widespread wake. Among those whose lives have been seriously impacted are thousands of hospital employees across Florida, who continue to selflessly serve patients and support others.

The Florida Hospital Association has set up the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund to directly assist hospital employees who suffered significant property loss or damage during the storm. All 67 counties in Florida have been declared eligible for public assistance. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online or via check.

In addition, the Florida Division of Emergency Management website stated that, as of Sept. 14, the state still needs 1,000 volunteer nurses and medics to assist at special needs shelters. For more information on volunteering medical skills, send an email to the Florida Department of Health.

Donations are still needed to assist Texas hospital employees affected by Hurricane Harvey in late August. Contributions can be made through the Texas Hospital Association Employee Assistance Fund.  Featured in the MHA Monday Report. Click to view the full edition.

To learn more about making donations for hospital employees affected by Hurricane Irma may contact the FHA Communications Department. For more information on the Hurricane Harvey fund, contact the THA Service Center at (512) 467-1056.

Photo Caption: Hurricane Irma approaching Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory

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