Three months ago, we could never have imagined being where we are now. The world has changed rapidly and in so doing has revealed human nature at its very best and most resilient. The power of our commitment to care combined with the support of our community withstands not only the test of a virus, but the test of time. In response to a global crisis, our community rallied in extraordinary ways, showing a universal generosity of spirit and depth of character unparalleled in Doylestown Health’s 97-year history.
Since March 15, we have received nearly $800,000 in donations from more than 750 donors, including hundreds of first-time donors who answered the call for help. In addition, tens of thousands of units of medical supplies poured in, enhancing the hospital’s supply. Many of these donations were made in direct response to requests on social media shared throughout the community, transforming a tool for connection into one for powerful philanthropic impact.
If this experience has taught us anything, it’s that together, we can make an incredible difference. Against seemingly impossible odds, clinical teams are saving lives and risking their own to do so. Against the prospect a significant shortage, our community donated every resource at hand—and made some from scratch—to ensure our Associates and physicians were protected. We received dozens of donations of meals from local businesses and individuals anxious to support those restaurants no longer able to welcome customers inside. Local businesses partnered with us, transforming their assemblies to manufacture PPE so critically needed and hard to come by through traditional channels. Everywhere we looked, generosity opened its arms with new and creative ways to astonish us. Above all, the passion with which Doylestown Health strives to achieve the very best for patients and families is reflected in the quality of our own workforce who exemplify the epitome of genuine kindness and compassion.
As the hospital prepares to welcome more patients and as we turn towards the future together, it seems fitting to share these videos sent to us from Pennridge School District students who wanted to express their appreciation for our healthcare heroes. Click on the videos below or here and here to watch.
Never before has it carried so much weight to be #DoylestownProud. If you haven’t already, please join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest news and signs of support from our community, and visit us online to see the many ways our community has gone above and beyond.
Our need continues, and so does the opportunity to support Doylestown Health with a gift today so that we can continue to provide expert, compassionate care now and in the future.
We are grateful for the support of our donors. We are grateful for the courage and dedication of our Associates and physicians. We are grateful to be part of this unique and deeply connected community that never hesitates to lend help where it is needed and show appreciation for our heroes on the front line. We will never tire of saying THANK YOU for your support, your hard work, and your commitment to the health and well-being of our community. Together, we are beyond extraordinary. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do with us and for us.