Monday, April 06, 2020
Alberici Foundation Donates $500,000 for COVID-19 Assistance to Local Health Systems
(ST. LOUIS -- April 6, 2020) Alberici Constructors’ charitable foundation is donating $500,000 to be shared by the region’s three health care systems – BJC HealthCare, Mercy and SSM Health – to support front line workers responding to the COVID-19 crisis in our region.
“We are blessed in the St. Louis region with several world class health systems,” said Greg Hesser, president of Alberici Constructors. “The front-line workers in these systems have significant challenges ahead of them and Alberici wants to do our part to help those who will be taking care of our friends, neighbors and families.”
“We encourage everyone to join us and lend a hand to those who need assistance during this challenging time," said John Alberici, chairman of the Alberici Foundation Board. "This donation is focused on helping our community and underscores how much these front line workers need our support. We would encourage all those across the region who are able to donate to the health care systems. Let’s show people around the country what kind of community St. Louis really is by stepping up to help.”
“All of us at BJC are grateful for the generous support of Alberici and the entire community,” said Rich Liekweg, BJC HealthCare president and CEO. “Our teams are on the front lines providing hope and exceptional care to our patients and communities, leading the way through this global pandemic.Together, our health care systems and those on the front lines will help our patients, communities and each other through this.”
“The generosity of the St. Louis region never ceases to amaze me,” said Jeff Johnston, Mercy East Region president. “We’re appreciative of Alberici taking the lead and encouraging others to support our courageous caregivers on the front lines of a health care fight unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. We’re uniting as a region and we will come out of this stronger than ever.”“Challenging times like these often bring out the best in people and organizations,” said Candace Jennings, President, SSM Health St. Louis. “We thank our partners at Alberici for so generously supporting our efforts to bring healing to the community.”