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Hinsdale Hospital Foundation has received several major donations from the community to support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is clear, when there is a time of crisis, the residents, companies and community organizations, show their true values of generosity and faith,” said Mike Murrill, president and CEO of AMITA Health Hinsdale and La Grange.

The Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club donated $19,200, the Hinsdale Assembly Board donated $15,000 and the Hinsdale Rotary donated $7,500 to help the hospital purchase critical life-saving equipment to aid in patients care.

“As our world is overwhelmed with illness, difficulties, fear, anxiety and concern, the Hinsdale Assembly Board is dedicated to helping our community fight the overwhelming needs that have become our current reality,” Hinsdale Assembly Board Chair Laurie Eichleman said.

HJWC Vice President Lauren Kavanaugh said the club is proud to support Hinsdale Hospital.

“Our community health is of the utmost importance,” Kavanaugh said.

Local companies also have supported the hospital. Bronson and Bratton Inc. used a 3D printer to produce face mask guards, Scheck and Siress manufactured face shields and World’s Finest Chocolates put something sweet into the hands of AMITA associates systemwide.

Private citizens have generously donated toward capital equipment, personal protective equipment, Telemedicine and feeding the staff daily.

“As we go through this time, Hinsdale Hospital will continue to serve and is focused on providing the best quality health care to the community, the staff is grateful for every act of kindness especially during the long days and nights,” said Mary Murphy, chief nursing officer.