October 23, 2020 – Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital is preserving youngsters’ well being and security a precedence with the donation of 80,000 fabric masks to the Faculty District of Palm Seashore County this week, offering a masks for each baby enrolled at a public college in grades Ok-5. With the return to in-person classroom studying, masks use amongst youngsters can be essential to assist handle the unfold of COVID-19.
Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital Basis board member and Miami entrepreneur, Salo Grosfeld, spearheaded the donation with the manufacturing of the masks at his family-owned enterprise, J.R. United Industries. The fabric masks are custom-made for school-age youngsters, and so they embody the enduring coronary heart/bear brand of Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital.
“As youngsters head again to highschool, we’re proud to accomplice with the Faculty District of Palm Seashore County in a significant manner to assist preserve youngsters secure from COVID-19, and in addition probably keep away from transmission to lecturers, directors, and their households, too,” mentioned Michelle Boggs, President of Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital Basis.
“We’re champions for youngsters, particularly throughout a public well being disaster and we’re grateful to colleagues just like the Faculty District of Palm Seashore County for working with us to maintain youngsters secure and wholesome,” mentioned Matthew A. Love, President and Chief Government Officer of Nicklaus Kids’s Well being System. “We additionally wish to thank our board member Salo Grosfeld for his ardour and management in making this large-scale distribution of masks potential.”
“Now greater than ever, the well being and well-being of our college students is a high precedence,” mentioned Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II, Palm Seashore County Colleges Superintendent. “We’re grateful for the help of our group companions, corresponding to Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital, for stepping forwarded and serving to us preserve our college students and workers secure.”
Discover extra COVID-19 assets from Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital, from recommendation for fogeys, to the hospital’s response and the aid fund at www.nicklauschildrens.org/coronavirus. Find out about extra methods to assist youngsters at https://give.nicklauschildrens.org.
About Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital
Based in 1950 by Selection Golf equipment Worldwide, Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital is South Florida’s solely licensed specialty hospital completely for youngsters, with practically 800 attending physicians and greater than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, often known as Miami Kids’s Hospital from 1983 by means of 2014, is famend for excellence in all features of pediatric medication with many specialty packages routinely ranked among the many finest within the nation by U.S. Information & World Report since 2008. The hospital can be dwelling to the biggest pediatric instructing program within the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Middle (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing occupation’s most prestigious institutional honor. For extra info, please go to www.nicklauschildrens.org.
About Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital Basis
Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital Basis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) group established to help the supply of and entry to world-class healthcare at Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital, South Florida’s solely freestanding youngsters’s hospital. Based in 1982 as Miami Kids’s Hospital Basis, Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital Basis was the imaginative and prescient of Ambassador David M. Walters who, after dropping his 6-year-old granddaughter to leukemia in 1970 attributable to lack of medical assets, vowed no baby would ever have to go away South Florida for healthcare. At this time, alongside main benefactors Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital Basis is devoted to elevating important funds for sufferers and households served on the 309-bed flagship facility and its community of outpatient facilities, extending from southern Miami-Dade to Martin County. For extra info, go to https://give.nicklauschildrens.org.
About The Faculty District of Palm Seashore County
The Faculty District of Palm Seashore County is the tenth largest within the nation and the fifth largest within the State of Florida serving greater than 197,000 college students (this quantity consists of college students that attend non-District operated Constitution Colleges) who communicate 146 languages and dialects. As the biggest employer in Palm Seashore County, the Faculty District has 22,600 staff, together with greater than 12,900 lecturers. For extra info, go to palmbeachschools.org.