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Community Generosity Helps WellSpan Employees 'Keep the Cup Half Full,' Despite COVID-19 Challenges

April 04, 2020

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Clinical staff at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital show their gratitude to Starbucks for their donated coffee.

Clinical staff at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital show their gratitude to Starbucks for their donated coffee.

Like most, physicians, nurses and other healthcare employees enjoy a warm cup of coffee in the morning, to start their day. It’s also a nice way to stay on the up-and-up throughout the day as energy levels wane.

In times like the COVID-19 pandemic, making a morning stop or finding time during a shift to get a cup of java can be challenging. Despite the difficulty, the comfort and energy it brings is needed now more than ever by the clinical team working longer hours amidst the strain of COVID-19.

Thanks to the generous support of the communities in which WellSpan Health operates our team can enjoy a full cup at any moment of need:

  • Ephrata Church of the Brethren donated coffee from Javateas Café, with decorated cups featuring inspiring messages for the team at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.
  • Dunkin Donuts donated ground coffee, gift cards and donuts for staff across the system as needed, in addition to employees getting surprised by generous Dunkin employees picking up their tab at locations throughout the WellSpan Health service network.
  • Starbucks stores across the region have delivered freshly brewed coffee to the COVID-19 testing sites for employees working at non-traditional locations.
  • Starbucks & Maple Donuts dropped off coffee and donuts respectively, to the VNA office in York for staff as they arrived to work one morning.
  • Starbucks Roasting Plant in York donated four-hundred pounds of ground coffee to be served at hospital facilities throughout the WellSpan Health network.

We are extremely thankful for these contributions.

Want to Help?

We are all experiencing a new reality in our homes and personal lives in the handling of packages and groceries. 

It is with that same air of caution that we are implementing guidelines in how we accept food into our WellSpan facilities. To ensure safe practices, all donations must be pre-approved. Visit I Want to Help for guidelines on acceptable donations and to submit your donation request.

We thank you for your donation and for helping keep our doctors, nurses and staff safe.