Restaurants around Jacksonville have donated hundreds of meals, making employees feel appreciated and fueling them for long shifts in high-stress, high-risk environments. In addition to food, UF Health has received essential supplies that have helped offset shortages nationwide, including N95 masks, respirators, gloves, surgical masks, gowns and other items critical to employee and patient safety.
The giving hasn’t ended there. A local florist sent beautiful arrangements to display at UF Health Jacksonville to help brighten the mood and boost morale. The hospital also received cash gifts to fund new equipment and technology.
These uncertain times are encouraging innovation and creativity. Many distilleries, local and national, are adapting by making hand sanitizer and donating it to hospitals, including UF Health North and UF Health Jacksonville.