Contact: Emily Weatherly
Cuero, Texas: Cuero Regional Hospital recently received 15 Samsung Galaxy Tablets with protective case thanks to a grant from COVID Tech Connect. The tablets will be used to help loved ones stay connected to family members with COVID that are not allowed to have visitors.
“I was thrilled to learn about this project from COVID Tech Connect through connections with other rural hospitals and was able to submit a request through their website. We learned we would receive 15 tablets a week after the submission and are so pleased to be able to offer this to our patients that may not have smart devices to stay connected with their loved ones while in the hospital being treated for COVID-19,” said Jill Saenz, Quality Director at Cuero Regional Hospital.
COVID Tech Connect is a fiscally-sponsored project at THE GIVING BACK FUND, INC., a nonprofit corporation. Per the organization’s website, COVID Tech Connect was founded through the efforts of Anjali Kumar, Benish Shah, Christina Wallace, Katie Stanton, Kristina Libby, and Sara Rodell. The founding team worked across the country and leveraged their networks, corporations, and infrastructures to source and distribute smart devices to facilities in need. COVID Tech Connect is backed by The Giving Back Fund as its 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, with help from CAPC, Rajat Suri and the Presto team, and private donors.
“Keeping our patients connected to their loved ones during this pandemic is a vital component to their treatment and we applaud COVID Tech Connect for recognizing this need in hospitals around the country and awarding our request,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health.
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