25 Cleveland Clinic caregivers leave for New York hospital to assist with COVID-19 efforts

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) -- Twenty-five Cleveland Clinic caregivers are traveling to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Friday to provide assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States, Cleveland Clinic reached out to health systems in the hardest-hit areas of the country to provide assistance, according to a release.

Cleveland Clinic connected with hospitals in New York and Michigan that have requested help of available caregivers, including critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, board-certified critical care and emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, and CT and X-ray technicians.

United Airlines is donating transportation for the caregivers headed to New York.

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