Thank you. Your support for our team has been overwhelming and your commitment to helping your fellow community members is truly heartwarming. While so much of what we are seeing every day is difficult, there are so many examples of good, including donations of food, PPE and masks, as well as generous financial gifts.
But more help is needed, and we are asking for your help. If you are able to make a monetary donation to our relief efforts, thank you. If you are unable to make a financial gift, but would still like to show your support, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share your messages of encouragement and thanks with our care teams.
Thank you again for your invaluable dedication to Bayshore Medical Center. If you would like additional information about Hackensack Meridian Health’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.hackensackmeridianheath.org/covid19.
President and Chief Development Officer
Meridian Health Foundation
Serena DiMaso, Esq.
Bayshore Medical Center Foundation
Immediate hospital needs
More than ever, Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center’s mission to take care of our families, friends and neighbors has an urgency that is a call to action for everyone who has ever been touched by our hospital.
At this time, our needs total more than $1M to care for our communities. Your support matters and we are more grateful than we can say. Thank you.
iPads: In our critical efforts to help decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lessen exposure to patients and visitors, we have suspended all visitation for inpatients. Not all patients have access to smart phones and tablets to connect with their families on video calls. iPads, which can be properly disinfected between patient uses, would help our patients stay connected with loved ones, which is critical to their emotional health and recovery.
GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope: Currently, Bayshore has one donor-funded GlideScope, a system that allows caregivers to view the patient’s airway via video while intubating them, which eliminates the need for the caregiver to lean directly over the patient’s mouth, greatly decreasing COVID-19 exposure risk. To prepare for the expected influx of critical positive patients, Bayshore Medical Center needs an additional GlideScope system.
Strykyer Lucas® Chest Compression System: Lifesaving care in the Emergency Department, critical care unit, or other areas of the hospital often requires Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), or careful and consistent chest compressions to continue blood flow throughout the body. CPR requires prolonged direct contact with patients, sometimes by multiple caregivers. The LUCAS would allow our team to continue this critical lifesaving technique while greatly reducing potential exposure to COVID-19 as caregivers can place the machine directly on the patient to deliver “hands-off” CPR.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters: HEPA filtration is a critical tool for filtering biological contaminants from the air. Patients who test positive and are cared for in Bayshore Medical Center’s Emergency Department, or who are admitted as inpatients for more critical care, require isolation to avoid infecting others. For patients who test positive for COVID-19 but are unable to be placed in a negative pressure isolation room, dedicated medical grade HEPA filters are used. Eight additional filters are needed at Bayshore to prepare for the anticipated influx of COVID-19 patients.
Exterior Emergency Care Tent: To protect low-risk patients in need of treat-and-release care from potential exposure to COVID-19, a temporary tent has been erected in the parking lot outside of the current Emergency Department. The tent is temperature controlled and meets all required standards of care, and the utilization of the tent is flexible based on future patient volumes and medical needs.
Negative Pressure Rooms: The single most effective way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protecting caregivers and other patients at Bayshore Medical Center, is to fully isolate COVID-19 positive patients during their time at the hospital. The medical center is taking immediate action to convert three inpatient units – 28 patient rooms, total – into negative pressure rooms, ensuring that patients in these rooms can be fully isolated and airflow in and out of these rooms is not connected to other areas of the hospital.
Medical Ventilators: Once intubated, a ventilator allows a patient to rest their lungs and heal while infected, or to breathe if they cannot do so on their own. Bayshore Medical Center is hoping to acquire 40 additional ventilators in order to be equipped to treat the anticipated increased number of critical care COVID-19 patients.
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We are honored to recognize the generosity of the donors whose philanthropic investment in Hackensack Meridian Health transforms the lives of the patients we serve.
Bayshore Medical Center Foundation is the tax-exempt charity providing philanthropic support for Bayshore Medical Center. Bayshore Medical Center welcomes contributions that support our mission, regardless of size, from any individual, family, business, corporation, foundation, or similar source. If you’re not sure how you want to give, or what you want to support, the foundation staff is available to meet with you to discuss your areas of interest, the medical center’s vision, and options for giving.