When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak arrived here in Oregon, our team knew the challenge would be unlike any we had ever faced.
After 80 years of serving Northeast Portland patients and families, we’ve been humbled by your support during this difficult time.
From our hardworking employees to crafty patients and generous local organizations, many have stepped up to support our clinic and our frontline health heroes.
Here are just a few of the stories that have touched our hearts and encouraged our efforts:
- First and foremost, thanks to the outstanding staff here at Broadway Medical Clinic—both onsite and furloughed—who continue to help provide high-quality, safe care to all of our patients.
- Thanks to the Multnomah County Health Department and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, who have fulfilled our requests for much-needed personal protective equipment—including surgical masks, N95 respirators, and hand sanitizer.
- Our colleagues at The Oregon Clinic have shared ideas for supply sourcing and also entrusted Broadway to perform COVID testing for their healthcare workers.
- LabCorp has provided us with COVID-19 testing kits so we can continue to test, and get our patients the help they need.
- Janet Holmes, a friend of one of our physicians, organized a group of local “sewers” who’ve made handmade masks for both patients and nonclinical staff. Our thanks to Martine Ayers, Viswa Vaddi, Joyce Kozo, Masako Jankovsky, Shauna Rakshe, Darshu Kodali, Erin Landeros, Angella Keleman, Helen Tzakis, Debbie Huang, Barbara Pfeifer, Aminath Nazhath, Meenakshi, and Priti Ambati.
- Added thanks to Kerry Brennen-Novak, a neighbor of a Broadway physician, who hand-made masks for patients and staff.
- Congregates of Grace Lutheran Church also made and donated 13 masks to our clinic. Big thanks to Sara Hehr and Pastor Thad Bitter for their help coordinating sewers!
- The team at RH Construction has donated vital N95 respirators.
- We’re grateful to Broadway patient, Judy Berck, who crafted gowns from shower curtain liners for our clinical team. We were able to use these additional supplies in our drive-up respiratory clinic, when other protective gear was low.
This has been a trying time, but together we will continue to take good care of one another for many years to come.
If you would like to donate supplies, please contact us at email@example.com.
With much gratitude,
Broadway Medical Clinic