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Staff Donates Over 500 Pairs of New Socks to The INN

November 6, 2019
Mercy staff with donation of socks

In observance of Sepsis Awareness Month in September, St Joseph Hospital’s “Sock it to Sepsis” campaign collected about 500 pairs of new socks through staff contributions. The socks and sepsis educational materials were donated to The INN, a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization in Hempstead, NY that provides a broad variety of essential services to assist those challenged by hunger, homelessness and profound poverty. Information included how to prevent the spread of germs and disease, and how to identify the early signs of sepsis.

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Proper handwashing can prevent the majority of sepsis-related infections. Early identification allows for appropriate interventions to increase the likelihood of survival.

For more information call 516-520-2500.

Photo Caption (L to R): Liz Schwind, community relations manager at St. Joseph Hospital; Cynthia Sucich, chief development officer at The INN; Alida Almonte-Giannini; public and community relations director at St. Joseph Hospital.