By joining your colleagues across the medical community in Physicians United, a leadership affinity group of Capital Area United Way, your gift will go towards the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population in our 10-Parish service area.
The ALICE population are those working residents that are struggling to make ends meet, have little or no savings and are one emergency away from falling into poverty. Funds will be disbursed, as determined by the Physicians United Executive Committee, to promote a broader array of health and human services.
The funds raised will aid the hardworking but often unrecognized employees such as Environment Services Staff (EVS), Patient Care Assistants (PCA), etc. that play an integral role in the hospitals, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's rally together to show appreciation for our Unsung Heroes.
“Our colleagues in the hospital such as the housekeeper and PCAs are putting themselves at as much risk as physicians and nurses but without the same recognition, glamour, or wages. They are the unsung heroes.”
Dr. Venkat Banda, Medical Director of the Mid City COVID-19 Surge Facility