Support Your Frontline Caregivers

A Message from Samantha Sherman
Chief Philanthropy and External Relations Officer

I hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe in these unprecedented and troubling times. For many of us, these are times unlike any we have ever experienced. The rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a global public health crisis, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham has a profound responsibility to care for all who rely on us for our knowledge, skills, and expertise during this time.

Our team is putting in tremendous work to both respond to this crisis and to keep our community safe. Our physicians and staff have been called upon to help in extraordinary ways. I am confident that we will rise to the challenge, but we need your help. Your gift has never been more important.

To support our frontline caregivers, BID Needham has established the Healthcare Heroes Fund. 100% of contributions to the Healthcare Heroes Fund will be used to provide essential resources to our employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the following priorities.

  • Free meals for staff and clinicians, provided during their shift through The Trotman Family Glover Café and before/after their shift with gift cards to local restaurants in collaboration with #RallyforRestaurants
  • Childcare assistance for staff and clinicians to subsidize backup childcare needed due to the disruption of work, daycare and school schedules
  • Transportation assistance for staff incurring additional costs related to MBTA schedule changes and the suspension of hospital shuttle services
  • Funding unforeseen investments such as equipment to enable the practice of telemedicine, limiting clinician exposure to COVID-19, and to support both clinicians and staff working remotely
My heartfelt thanks for considering a gift to BID Needham in this crucial time. I am truly inspired by the sense of community and outpouring of support I have witnessed. 

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Samantha Sherman
Chief Philanthropy and External Relations Officer 
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