Sturdy Memorial Hospital Stands In Solidarity With Ukraine Healthcare Colleagues
ATTLEBORO, MA – April 27, 2022 – Sturdy Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), donated over $7,500 worth of medical supplies to Ukrainian healthcare providers.
“The devastation of this senseless war has had a tremendous impact on the ability for Ukrainian healthcare providers to have the basic medical supplies needed to care for the sick and wounded,” stated John Ackles, Director of Materials Management at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. “We are honored to lend a helping hand to support our healthcare colleagues in Ukraine and the victims of this tragedy.” In addition to these life-saving supplies, members of Sturdy’s board of managers and senior leadership contributed monetary donations to Doctors Without Borders to further help the people of Ukraine.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital was the one of the two hospitals within the MHA network Massachusetts to respond to the ongoing need for medical supplies, and the first to actually get them shipped to Ukraine. This opportunity to support our care partners in Ukraine was made possible through a partnership with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, Yusen Logistics and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). “We are so grateful MHA, Yusen Logistics and ICER for providing our entire Sturdy Memorial Hospital team an avenue to show their solidarity with healthcare providers in war torn Ukraine in such a powerful way.”
Pictured in photo (left to right): Hugh Cabana, Rachel Mcleish, Jeff Slater