Miami lawyer and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation Board Chair Ricky Patel has donated 25,000 masks to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The masks will continue to keep frontline healthcare workers, employees and patient families safe against COVID-19.
The generous mask donation will make a difference at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where approximately 45,000 masks are used per week, which includes walk-around masks, procedure masks and N95 masks.
The masks were manufactured by Made in America LLC, a Puerto-Rican based supply company specializing in the manufacturing of high-quality personal protective equipment, or PPE. The disposable 3 ply masks have three layers of fabric to ensure protection against large droplets and extra soft elastic ear loops.
“Although COVID-19 cases are declining, Nicklaus Children’s has not slowed its pandemic response as we do all we can to provide maximum safety and health for our patients, their families, and our care providers and employees,” said Dr. Chad Perlyn, President of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatrics Specialists. “We are grateful for the continuous support we receive from child champions like our Foundation Board Chair Ricky Patel, who graciously donated the 25,000 3 ply masks to our hospital. It’s a great feeling to know that the community continues to stand with Nicklaus Children’s through the pandemic.”
“It is important to keep our friends and neighbors in mind as we work together to keep one another safe during the pandemic,” said Ricky Patel, Partner at Farrell, Patel, Jomarron and Lopez, and Chair of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation Board. “I am honored to support Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s pandemic response efforts with the mask donation so they can continue focusing on providing the very best care to our children.”
To learn more about Nicklaus Children’s pandemic response, please visit https://nicklauschildrens.org/covid19.
To get involved by donating to the Nicklaus Children’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, please visit https://nicklauschildrens.org/covid19fund.