Donors Are Heroes Too: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick

At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), we’ve dedicated everything we have to fighting COVID-19. And just as we’ve had the community’s back, you’ve had ours, with a steady outpouring of food, supplies, personal items and love. Please know that each and every gift has helped to keep us going. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Meals from WHP Global

1 TRIBUTE GIFT: Many thanks to WHP Global, owner of the Joseph Abboud Menswear Brand, for their generous donation of 2,000 meals to RWJUH team members! Effy Zinkin (farleft), Chief Operating Officer of WHP Global, chose to donate the meals because his father, Dr. Lewis Zinkin, was a teaching attending colorectal surgeon at RWJUH for 38 years.

RWJUH's Food and Nutrition Services team raised $1,400 to support Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick.

2 COMMUNITY CARING: Our Food and Nutrition Services team raised $1,400 to support Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick to help alleviate food-shortage concerns in the community due to the pandemic. Food Services Director Tony Almeida matched his team’s donation, bringing the total to $2,800.

Dr. Sara Rankin and her family secured a generous donation of 100 iPads for our patients through Verizon!

3 CONNECTING LOVED ONES: Dr. Sara Rankin and her family secured a generous donation of 100 iPads for our patients through Verizon! Dr. Rankin is an attending dentist with RWJUH’s Dental Health Center. The iPads are used to help patients communicate with their loved ones while visitation is restricted.

Lion's Club Gift

4 LIONS CLUB GIFT: Through her friendship with Romeo Hitlall, president of Richmond Hill South Ozone Park Lions Club, Bibi Hussain of Environmental Services organized a donation of 200 meals and 30 pizzas to our frontline staff.

Cupcake Break!

5 CUPCAKE BREAK: Hats off to the chefs at Madame Cupcakes for their generous donation of delicious cupcakes to our dedicated team!

South Plainfield Girl Scouts donated cookies to our Cardiac Catheterization Lab staff.

6 SWEET TREAT: A grateful shout out to the South Plainfield Girl Scouts for donating cookies to our Cardiac Catheterization Lab staff. Thanks for helping to keep the team going!

Heroes Helping Heroes

7 HEROES HELPING HEROES: Thank you to our valued partners, the New Brunswick Fire Department, who showed their appreciation for our team by donating meals to our Emergency Department. RWJUH is proud to serve our community with you!

Texas Roadhouse in Old Bridge donated meals to RWJUH staff!

8 ENERGY BOOST: Thanks to Texas Roadhouse in Old Bridge for their thoughtful donation of delicious meals to keep our RWJUH family going strong during this very challenging time!

Fuel for Heroes

9 FUEL FOR HEROES: A huge thank you to Middlesex County PBA 214 (Detectives and Supervisors of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office) who partnered with George Street Ale House in New Brunswick to provide two days of meals for our staff.

3D-Printed PPE Donation

10 3D-PRINTED PPE: Eric Wemenkang and Steve Davidson generously donated 50 face shields they created using a 3-D printer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Accepting the donation is Jesse Torres-Manalastas, BSN, RN, CCRN-NIC, staff nurse in the NICU.

Helping Neighbors

11 HELPING NEIGHBORS: Through a much-appreciated donation from Johnson & Johnson, RWJUH New Brunswick’s Community Health Promotions Program and RWJUH Somerset provided hygiene kits to residents in New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Bound Brook and South Bound Brook who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Front Line Appreciation Group donated breakfast sandwiches to the Long Term Care Team at CSH

12 CHILDREN’S SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL (CSH): The Long Term Care team of CSH in Mountainside thanks the Front Line Appreciation Group for a donation of breakfast sandwiches.

Hionis Greenhouses for donated beautiful flowers to help our team members celebrate spring!

13 FLOWER POWER: Thank you to Hionis Greenhouses for their donation of beautiful flowers to help our team members celebrate spring! Tim Hionis drove a truck with 2,000 flowers to the hospital where he was met by Security, Materials Management and Reception staff who brought in nine carts of lilies and eight pallets of tulips.

To share your thanks or make a donation in support of our healthcare heroes, visit www.rwjbh.org/give.