The $20,000 Donation will help the community hospital in their continuing fight against the pandemic.
People’s United Bank has donated $20,000 to support Long Island Community Hospital as part of the Knapp Family COVID-19 Health Crisis Challenge. The generous contribution has been matched by the Knapp-Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation and Gardener Foundation, to raise vital funds in the continued fight against COVID-19.
“The generosity of organizations like People’s United Bank is much appreciated as we continue to feel the impact of COVID-19,” said Richard T. Margulis, President and Chief Executive Officer at Long Island Community Hospital. “Their funding not only helped us meet the on-going need but has also greatly enhanced our ability to be prepared for a possible resurgence of the virus.”
People’s United Bank has been an ardent supporter of Long Island Community Hospital for over a decade. When the opportunity arose to participate in the matching gift challenge, the community-based bank immediately stepped up once again.
“It’s wonderful to see the community coming together to ensure that our frontline healthcare workers have the necessary resources to address the challenges if this pandemic and ensure the healthcare needs of our community are being met,” said Maureen Mennella, Vice President and Customer Experience Manager at People’s United Bank, and Board Member at Long Island Community Hospital. “Thank you to our healthcare heroes at Long Island Community Hospital for their extraordinary efforts in providing exceptional care and compassion to our families, friends, and neighbors during this unprecedented time.”
To date Long Island Community Hospital has discharged over 700 COVID-19 patients.
To make a donation to Long Island Community Hospital’s COVID-19 Fund, please visit www.licommunityhospital.org and click on “Giving To Our Hospital” or call 631.654.7708.
Long Island Community Hospital has served this richly diverse region as a patient-first community hospital for more than 60 years. We are 100% focused on the community and committed to providing quality care with our greatly enhanced services reflected through the Knapp Cardiac Care Center – our highly advanced heart disease diagnosis and treatment facility, our new modern surgical pavilion, our level III trauma center, and our high-touch services including women’s imaging, sleep laboratory, wound care and more. These services are delivered with the highest level of compassion by our LI Community Hospital staff – Long Islanders with an unmistakable mix of courage and heart who care about the people right here in our community and whose sole purpose is to provide personalized comfort.