IOWA CITY, Iowa- University of Iowa Health care has received a two (m) million dollar donation, to help fight COVID-19 from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation.
The funds will be used for current and future expenses, as well as help front-line health care workers with emergency childcare, housing, and food costs, as well as personal protective equipment.
“This is a tremendous gift, and, on behalf of the entire UI Health Care team, I extend our sincere thanks to the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation,” says Suresh Gunasekaran, MBA, chief executive officer of UI Hospitals & Clinics, and associate vice president for UI Health Care. “In times like these, there are added demands on health care workers. They need to continue caring for their patients while keeping their families and themselves safe without the usual support mechanisms, such as child-care. This will be a great help.
“The donation will also be helpful in supporting the research we already have underway for the treatment and prevention of COVID19,” says Gunasekaran.