Thousands of healthcare heroes need community support in wake of Hurricane Ian
October 3, 2022 – Lee Health Foundation has announced creation of the SWFL Stronger Together employee relief fund to provide critical aid to the thousands of healthcare professionals who suffered incredible loss in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, many while serving patients at Lee Health hospitals across SWFL.
“Lee Health and our team members remain committed to our community by continuing to provide care to our patients as we navigate this crisis,” said Chris Simoneau, chief development, marketing and communications officer for Lee Health. “Supporters to this fund will be giving a helping hand to our healthcare workers who are personally dealing with Hurricane Ian’s destruction when they leave our campuses. We know that resources are scarce, conditions are difficult and help is needed.”
Lee Health is the largest employer in Lee County, with more than 15,000 employees, many of them personally impacted by Hurricane Ian. Many of the staff at HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL who worked during the hurricane lost their cars due to flooding. Many are in need of transportation assistance, housing, meals and water. Relief funds will go to supporting staff and ensuring continued patient care as the community goes through this difficult time.
To donate, visit Leehealthfoundation.org/swfl-stronger-together/.
About Lee Health Foundation
Lee Health Foundation raises philanthropic dollars on behalf of Lee Health including Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Foundation provides financial support for many service areas including the Lee Health Regional Cancer Center, Lee Health Coconut Point, The Rehabilitation Hospital, Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, Community Health Clinics and Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinics in both Charlotte and Naples. For more information, please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org.