As members of our Brigham family, you have joined us in facing the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis head-on, and we are deeply grateful for your outpouring of support. Your generosity has fueled our response, and as you will read in the highlights below, it is having a tremendous impact on our patients, our frontline staff, and the communities we serve.
With your help, we stand ready to navigate our new normal, as our research teams lead work at the new Mass General Brigham Center for COVID Innovation to identify new tools for testing and treatment, and ultimately, a vaccine that can truly bring this crisis to an end. Your support of these efforts is vital to our progress, and for that we thank you.
Betsy Nabel, MD
President, Brigham Health
total dollars raised to date
gifts in kind, including personal protective equipment (PPE)
The waiting and exam rooms were spotless. The check-in staff carefully and amiably screened for signs of coronavirus. They did so without alarming anyone.
Kristi Lutjelusche, MHA, R.T. (R) (VI) ARRT, clinical director of Diagnostic Radiology
From colleagues going out of their comfort zone to different jobs without complaint, to N95s, to everyone for handling uncertainty gracefully and channeling individual fears into positive team fuel—coming to work was a blessing for so many reasons. I’m truly honored to have faced this challenge with this hospital and this team.
The telephone visit reduced anxiety for my wife and me in light of the virus pandemic and the fact that I didn't have to take public transportation to ‘meet’ with Dr. Gonzalez.
Daria Mlynarski, BSN, RN, OCN, Kurlat Essence of Nursing Award honoree
We saw the world brace and social distance while we ran into the storm. We were called to duty like many other times before, but these times have been different and most certainly will change our hearts forever.
I was there for COVID-19 testing. I felt so safe with how the ER has everything mapped out. All staff were excellent. They made me feel safe and know that they would do their best to test me quickly and safely. The tent setup was excellent and efficient.
David Verban, MA, senior diversity and inclusion consultant in Human Resources and a member of the Brigham Experience team
I want to recognize our employees who work behind the scenes maintaining equipment, cleaning patient rooms and public spaces, providing security, food services, patient transportation, and more. Without their vital contributions, the work of our medical teams would not be possible. Please extend a personal thanks when you see them.
With your support, the Brigham has launched the Mass General Brigham Center for COVID Innovation (MGBCCI), an unprecedented research enterprise to address the immediate and long-term challenges of COVID-19. Co-led by David Walt, PhD, of the Brigham, and Guillermo Tearney, MD, of Mass General Hospital, this is the only center of such size and scope in the country. Our open-door policy for all researchers sets the stage for groundbreaking innovation and collaboration, including joint efforts with research powerhouses like the Broad Institute and pharmaceutical partners. Under this powerful new MGBCCI umbrella, thousands of scientists, engineers, and clinicians from across our hospital are working rapidly to advance major projects in the four key areas below.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is working around the clock to care for our patients, support our staff, and rapidly develop new solutions, testing, and treatment capabilities in the fight against COVID-19. Thank you for your support. We’re stronger together.
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