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Hunterdon Healthcare joins New Jersey hospitals and provides more than $70,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon Healthcare is committed to helping their friends, families, and peers in Ukraine.

Under the leadership of Patrick Gavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hunterdon Healthcare is participating in a statewide collaborative effort with the New Jersey Hospital Association and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, to assist with the mobilization and international transport of supplies identified by the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Hunterdon Healthcare raised $70,000 to purchase medical supplies, medications and equipment including ventilators, and portable defibrillators.  In addition, part of the funds were used to help with shipping costs.

On March 23, these supplies were transported from Hunterdon Medical Center by Wakefern/ShopRite trucks to a Meest-America warehouse in Port Reading as supplies are prepared for shipment to Poland, which will serve as the staging point to distribute the donations to affected areas across Ukraine.

“We know the hospitals in Ukraine are being impacted and we needed to act quickly. This donation was made possible because of the generous support from our physicians, employees and community who wanted to help the people in Ukraine. These medical supplies are needed most and will help save lives,” Gavin said.

New Jersey hospitals are sending more than 250 pallets of medical supplies and equipment and 40,000 doses of medications to Ukraine as the humanitarian crisis grows in the war-torn nation.

If you would like to join Hunterdon Healthcare in supporting these efforts, you can make a tax-deductible donation through Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation.  To donate, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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