Aurora to Give a $100,000 Grant to the Elmhurst Hospital in Queens
The Initiative pays tribute to New York City COVID-19 heroes
For a few unprecedented weeks earlier this year, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst was known as New York City’s COVID hospital, experiencing the biggest surge of COVID-19 patients in all five boroughs. On October 19, 2020 the hospital will receive a $100,000 grant from the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative to honor the extreme heroism and humanity of the doctors, nurses and staff who have served on the frontlines of the pandemic in one of the most ethnically diverse and economically challenged immigrant communities in the United States. As the hospital passes the seven-month mark of the COVID-19 crisis and plans for the future, their teams are more focused than ever on community outreach programs, chronic disease education, and other initiatives that will help strengthen the health of their communities well into the future.