Donations of PPE and Other Supplies
In order to stay ahead of the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current COVID-19 outbreak, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is hosting a donation drive, accepting donations that are boxed in-person and via mail.
Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Community Relations Department will be collecting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) which will be given to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. The Community Relations Department is currently accepting PPE donations that include face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and other supplies required for staff safety. The PPE will then be distributed to medical personnel to use while interacting with possible (PUI) and known COVID-19 patients.
If members of the community have medical supplies that are in unopened boxes or comfort care items to donate, they should contact Community Relations at (631) 477-5164 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so a drop off time and location can be arranged and donations put into the right hands quickly.
Video-Capable Baby Monitors & iPads
SBELIH is also seeking donations of video-capable baby monitors and iPads. These items would greatly aid our staff in practicing safe social distancing. Should you have an iPad or video-capable baby monitor that you no longer use and would be willing to donate, please call our Community Relations Office at (631) 477-5164 or email email@example.com
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Update - March 20, 2020
In response to the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital clinical specialists are well prepared for and actively treating COVID-19 patients, following CDC and New York State Department of Health guidelines including recommended isolation and infection control procedures. Below is a summary of related updates.
- Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital’s top priority is keeping patients, staff, visitors and the community safe.
- Our medical staff is highly trained at screening for and managing infectious diseases to limit the spread of a virus.
- There is currently enough personal protective equipment to meet the needs of every staff member coming into contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient.
- All patients with known respiratory issues are immediately provided a surgical face mask upon initial encounter and escorted into a room promptly. The mask provides cover over the nose and mouth to contain infectious droplets and the patient is physically separated from others.
- Our supply chain professionals are working diligently to secure additional supplies and substitutable items.
- Our infection prevention specialists and nursing leaders are providing necessary training and updates.
- Supplies of individual items of personal protective equipment can be expected to become strained as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
- In anticipation of strained resources, the Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital leadership team is reviewing and will implement evidence-based alternative practices to ensure that our front line clinical staff is appropriately protected.