For our city of Boston and the Commonwealth, Spaulding is the go-to provider of post-acute care at all times. Now more than ever, our impact on patients’ recovery is being felt, with profound urgency, in the face of the coronavirus.

One of the biggest steps Spaulding has taken is opening our COVID-19 Special Units. In what one doctor humbly called a “mild Herculean effort,” our care teams worked behind the scenes 24/7 to transform two floors of Spaulding Hospital Cambridge into COVID-19 recovery floors with a total of 120 beds. Daily, people recovering from COVID-19 are finding their strength at Spaulding. Still, like all healthcare providers in this crisis, we are called on every day to do more—and we need your help.
As you know from the news, an extraordinary Partners Healthcare-led collaborative has launched “Boston Hope”—the new 1,000-bed field hospital and homeless shelter within the repurposed Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. A proud member of this massive effort—in partnership with MGH, Brigham & Women’s, Home Base, Boston Healthcare for Homeless and others—Spaulding is playing multiple, critical roles to serve patients and our community.

  • Working in partnership with Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh, President David Storto and our Board of Trustees stepped up and signed up Spaulding Hospital Cambridge—as the consortium’s licensed provider—to be the “entity of record” under state regulations. Significantly, Spaulding is also providing “boots on the ground” through the ongoing efforts of our dedicated staff.  

  • Medical counsel and care is being contributed daily by Dr. Ross Zafonte, Dr. Ron Hirschberg, and other Spaulding leaders to treat and assess incoming patients, and to ready our city and state for the surge that is projected to hit our hospitals.  

  • Spaulding’s expertise in coordinating admissions for patients with complex conditions and financial clearances across a range of diverse medical institutions has made us an essential partner to ensure the smooth acceptance of patients to Boston Hope and the referral of special patients, as needed, to our own rehabilitation facilities. 

  • A highly-skilled team of ten Spaulding & Partners HealthCare at Home therapists has been assembled and is in place to provide training for care teams and therapeutic care for Boston Hope patients as their treatment requires. 

The ultimate recovery of COVID-19 patients and other patients in need—and the success of our regional response to this unprecedented crisis— depends, in part, on Spaulding doing our best work every day. That’s why we are asking for your special support for the Spaulding/PHH Emergency Response Fund.

Together, our strength will see us through. Thank you for making the most generous gift you can right now.

With appreciation,

Scott Schoen
Chair, Board of Trustees
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Partners HealthCare at Home
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