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A Good Number of Medical Supplies are Coming from an Unlikely Source

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Posted: Mar 20, 2020 10:45 AM
A Good Number of Medical Supplies are Coming from an Unlikely Source

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The Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia was pleasantly surprised to see a new shipment of gowns, masks, gloves and more this week. Dr. Karen Law, a rheumatologist at Grady Memorial Hospital, shared a photo of the supplies on her Instagram page.

And it turns out that all came from a very unlikely source.

The team behind Fox’s "The Resident," a medical drama that films in Atlanta, donated their show's medical supplies to the real life hospital.

 




 

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"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." . To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19. . Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive. And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture. This kind of community support means so much to our #frontlineproviders who are making many sacrifices to staff our hospitals and care for our community. . Thank you, @theresidentonfox and @foxtv for being helpers. We needed this kind of good news today. . PS: Sorry it's not a great pic, but the focus was not on the photo at the time. Similarly, the team @theresidentonfox are good citizens doing good deeds and not looking for a shout out. Though I encourage all to support The Resident and the great team behind the show and to pay their good deed forward any way you can. . #Hurstlife #residentlife #emoryIMresidents #lookforthehelpers #gratitude

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"To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19," Dr. Law wrote. "Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive. And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture. This kind of community support means so much to our #frontlineproviders who are making many sacrifices to staff our hospitals and care for our community. Thank you, @theresidentonfox and @foxtv for being helpers. We needed this kind of good news today."

Dr. Law's followers were happy to see the gracious shipment as well.

"I would also like to commend Fox and The Resident for donating vital PPE from their fake hospital set to provide ACTUAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS to have the essential things necessary to care for ACTUAL SICK AND DYING PATIENTS. Bravo!!" wrote one Instagram user.

Like many other shows, "The Resident" has halted production in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. And, without a need for their medical supplies, ABC's "The Good Doctor" and "Grey's Anatomy" have parted with the gloves and gowns on their sets as well. Because right now they can be used as much more than just props. "The Good Doctor" reportedly plans to send a shipment to hospitals in Vancouver, Canada. "Grey's Anatomy," which films in Los Feliz, California, is giving out their stash to Los Angeles area hospitals.

"At Grey’s Anatomy, we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well," the show told Entertainment Weekly. "We are all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare workers during this incredibly difficult time, and in addition to these donations, we are doing our part to help them by staying home."