The Roosevelt Warm Springs Foundation has awarded $35,000 to Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospitals to purchase more personal protective equipment to protect health care workers and patients from COVID-19.
“They wanted to help us with our battle with coronavirus and the effects it has had on hospitals and patients. They wanted to know what they could do to help us,” said CEO David Mork.
In addition to personal protective equipment for staff members, grant funds will be used to purchase hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to protect staff, patients and visitors from coronavirus.
Roosevelt Warm Springs — founded by former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt to rehabilitate patients suffering from polio like himself — provides long-term acute care and in-patient rehabilitation. This is the third grant awarded to the facility by the Roosevelt Foundation through a relationship Mork helped foster with the former president’s great-grandson, Dr. Matt Roosevelt, who is also a member of the foundation’s Board of Trustees.
“It was really very nice and helpful for them to do that. It was a welcome grant,” Mork said. “We just appreciate getting it and continuing the relationship with them.”