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Staff Donates Over 1K Pairs of New Socks to Local Women’s Shelter

November 6th, 2019
Volunteers donating socks

In observance of Sepsis Awareness Month in September, Mercy’s Sepsis Committee’s “Sock it to Sepsis” campaign collected over 1,000 pairs of new socks though staff contributions. The socks and sepsis educational materials were donated to Bethany House of Nassau County, a shelter for homeless women and their children. 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.

Mercy is the first hospital in NY to earn a Gold Seal in Sepsis Care by The Joint Commission. For more information call 516-62-MERCY or 516-626-3729.

Photo caption: (L to R) Donna James. Bethany House; Teresa Sparrow-Gill, Bethany House; Ofiong Etim, Mercy Medical Center and Emily McMahon, Mercy Medical Center.