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Downstate Times

The Newsletter for SUNY Downstate
University Hospital of Brooklyn

Helping Victims of Typhoon Haiyun

In November, Filipino nurses at Downstate raised $4,000 to assist victims of Typhoon Haiyun, with donations going to help the relief efforts of Sister Lydia Villegas of the Prioress of the Community of Benedictine Sisters in Tacloban City, Philippines – one of the hardest hit cities.

"On behalf of the Philippines Nurses Association of New York, we would like to thank the SUNY Downstate community and administration for their generosity and spiritual support," said Cynthia Margalit, RN, MS, associate administrator and director of nursing-behavioral health and medicine, who has been tireless in helping to galvanize relief efforts.


From left to right, the people in the picture are: Cynthia Margalit, RN, MS; Corina Florece-Ruiz, RN; Adelina Agno, RN; Shirley Mercury, Doretta Bulter, and Aristedes Bravo.