Community Comes Together To Help Texas Hospital After Hurricane Harvey

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Donations headed to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey victims
Donations headed to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Erlanger Health System and its associates, along with the assistance from Nolan Elementary School, gathered donations to help the needs of hospital staff in Houston, Tx.

Ben Taub Hospital-Harris Health System was just one of the hospitals directly hit by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.  Many of the associates stayed at the hospital to take care of patients only to find their own homes and families were hit in the aftermath.  

Donations came pouring in to the Erlanger Baroness Hospital Medical Mall when the request was made to Erlanger associates and Nolan Elementary families.  Cleaning supplies, bottled water, hygiene items, dry goods, clothes and linens were delivered by Two Men And A Truck and will soon be on their way to Houston, thanks to a partnership with Covenant Transport.  

Ben Taub Hospital is currently reaching out to its staff of 8,000 to determine their needs.  In an email reply from a hospital official, “The donations you are so generously offering will go a long way to help meet the needs of our associates.” 

Erlanger Health System would like to sincerely thank everyone who assisted with the donations and transportation of the items to Ben Taub Hospital.  “Erlanger is proud of our associates and community partners for answering the call to help those in the wake of the recent hurricanes,” said Erlanger President and CEO Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE.  “We have experienced the generosity of the nation during devastating times and are honored to give back to our colleagues when they are in need.”

Donations headed to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey victims
Donations headed to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey victims


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