Opinion: Plea for Support for South Shore Health

Katie P Sign
March 28, 2020 submitted by Katie Puzo, Hingham Resident and South Shore Health Employee

Why did you decide to live in Hingham?

Perhaps it’s the legendary Main Street or vibrant Downtown. Maybe the school system caught your attention, or the idea of a cocktail on the commuter boat on your way home sealed the deal. Even now, you can still take a socially-distanced walk along Hingham Harbor or through the trails of Wompatuck State Park.

No matter what brought you to Hingham, we can all agree: this community is second to none.

As a Hingham resident and employee of South Shore Health, I am appealing to our community for support and humbly ask that you consider donating at this time of unprecedented need.

South Shore Health (comprised of South Shore Hospital, South Shore Medical Center, South Shore Orthopedics, Health Express, The VNA, and Hospice Services) employs hundreds of residents of Hingham and needs your help.

As our doctors, nurses, and clinicians care for our community – we need to come together to keep them safe and healthy.

Every donation helps. From $5 all the way to $5M (why not aim high?!) we are so grateful. Click here!

  • $20 – two boxes ear loop masks
  • $50 – two boxes N95 masks
  • $75 – 300 Isolation Gowns
  • $100 – 70 isolation goggles

If you are in the position to donate items, we’re actively seeking the following:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Masks
      • Surgical
      • N-95
      • Duck bill
      • Homemade (washed first, please!)
    • Scrubs
      • Clean and laundered
      • Homemade (washed first, please!)
    • Shoe covers
    • Gloves
    • Face shields
    • Hair covers
    • Isolation gowns
  • Purell/hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Alcohol wipes

Another way to support the clinicians at this time is by donating gift cards to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, pharmacies. We are working with our HR department and are distributing to our colleagues affected by COVID-19. If you’d like to donate restaurant food to the clinical teams and workers please contact kpuzo@southshorehealth.org.

Hingham, you are the best. Thank you. We’ll get through this together.

Be well,

Katie Puzo




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