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Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
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Waterbury Hospital donates medical supplies and medicine to Puerto Rico
WATERBURY, Conn. – Sept. 29, 2017 – Waterbury Hospital is donating around 1,000 Lbs. of medical supplies and medicine to the Department of Health in Puerto Rico to help patients affected by Hurricane Maria.
The items packed in three large pallets are to be transported to the Island shortly Hospital officials are working closely with the Hispanic Coalition, the office of U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Puerto Rico Rises, Connecticut and Dr. Cesar Sierra an ophthalmologist affiliated with the Yale New Haven Health System, to get the supplies shipped to the island.
“This donation will help so many people and they need everything,” said Yarixa Lopez, an administrative assistant at the hospital who spearheaded the donation project.
The hospital is planning to hold other fundraisers to help with hurricane relief including a bracelet sales planned for next week to raise money.
About Waterbury Hospital/ Greater Waterbury Health Network
The Greater Waterbury Health Network (GWHN), which includes Waterbury Hospital, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, the Greater Waterbury Health Network is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.