An emergency message from CEO Jean Marc deMatteis:
The fight against COVID-19 at HAS has just become very real.
We have spent the last weeks urgently preparing for the inevitable arrival of the first cases and we have now treated our first laboratory confirmed case. The patient arrived at HAS in critical condition with extreme difficulty breathing and was immediately admitted into our dedicated COVID-19 center. Despite the best efforts of our staff, I am sad to report that he died the next day.
I’m proud of our brave medical staff who didn’t hesitate and followed all of our established protocols. We have been busy coordinating with local health officials to aid in contact tracing.
This case signals that we have a long fight ahead. As we brace ourselves for the worst, knowing we have your partnership helps us face this virus with courage and optimism.
With your help we can continue equipping our frontline medical workers with PPE, setting up handwashing stations, and teaching the community how to prevent the virus’ spread.
Please consider a donation today or share this emergency message with your family and friends.
Jean Marc deMatteis