Phoebe Foundation Receives $1M Donation from Sen. Kelly Loeffler & Husband Jeff Sprecher

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Phoebe received an exceptionally generous gift to help provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for Phoebe care team members on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle.  Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her husband Jeff Sprecher donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

“Sen. Loeffler has been a wonderful partner with Phoebe throughout our entire response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I have spoken with her numerous times, and she has been a passionate advocate for hospitals in our state as we have sought federal resources to assist in our efforts to meet the unprecedented healthcare needs created by this public health crisis.  I was blown away several weeks ago when Kelly and Jeff offered such a generous personal donation to help the Phoebe Family.  They were clear, they want their gift to pay for PPE for our frontline staff, and that is exactly how we will utilize their donation,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Executive Officer.

Phoebe’s COVID-19 response has required the health system to use what would typically be a year’s worth of PPE every 10 days or less.  Phoebe’s supply team has gone to extraordinary lengths to source and purchase PPE, often paying greatly inflated prices.  “We are so grateful for this donation that will help offset our incredible, unanticipated expenses.  We are especially thankful that this gift is already helping us protect our staff,” Steiner said.