‘Chicago Med’ Team Steps Up to Help Hospitals In Need During Coronavirus Pandemic

by Jeremy Spirogis
 S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin

As the coronavirus pandemic worsens within the U.S., hospitals throughout the nation are reporting shortages of crucial medical provides akin to masks, surgical robes, and gloves. Some have resorted to asking for donations from anybody who has a stockpile that would assist preserve medical personnel and sufferers protected. Tattoo parlors, building corporations, and people have chipped in by donating surgical masks, N95 respirators, and different provides. Hollywood can also be doing its half, with some fashionable medical dramas handing over objects that may usually be used as props. 

‘Chicago Med’ donates N95 respirators and different provides  

 S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin
S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin in Chicago Med | Liz SissonNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

With movie and tv manufacturing shut down over coronavirus considerations, some exhibits are stepping in to assist combat the virus. Chicago Med, together with the opposite One Chicago exhibits Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire, has donated provides that may finally go to native hospitals.

“We are doing it big time,” Carla Corwin, a Chicago Med producer on the NBC stated in an e-mail to the New York Times. “Studio approved. We are donating all supplies to the Illinois Department of Public Health and they can distribute to the various hospitals as they see fit.” 

The donation got here after Dr. Andrew Dennis, a trauma surgeon at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital who can also be an affiliate producer on Chicago Med, acquired a name from one among his former residents. The physician was working in Rockford, a metropolis about 90 miles west of Chicago, and in determined want of provides. Dennis was in a position to get his former colleague some masks and disposable robes, he informed Patch.com. 

At that time, Dennis realized “we had thousands of N95 masks, thousands of surgical masks, a thousand disposable gowns and hundreds of boxes of gloves.” Together with different members of the Chicago Med staff, he was in a position to get these provides to folks on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Illinois has greater than 1,000 optimistic coronavirus instances.

‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘New Amsterdam,’ amongst different exhibits making donations  

Chicago Med isn’t the one present working to get its medical provides into the fingers of actual docs and nurses. Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, The Resident, and New Amsterdam have additionally made donations of N95 masks, gloves, and different objects, Deadline stories. 

The Resident, which tapes in Atlanta, donated its provides to Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Karen Law expressed her thanks for the assist in an Instagram post. 

“Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive,” she wrote. “And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture.”

Even sequence that don’t primarily give attention to medication are getting in on the act. The Ryan Murphy drama Pose donated provides to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The present had the objects as a result of season three includes a character who works as an HIV/AIDS counselor, Murphy defined. 

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