Crouse Health Requests Mobile Devices to Connect Patients with Families

graphic of mobile devicesPlease donate your new or used technology devices to help our patients communicate with their loved ones.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state mandated visitation restrictions, Crouse Health has a significant number of patients who are not allowed visitors at this time.

We also have Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) families, living both locally and at great distance, who can only have one parent visiting at a time. FaceTime, Zoom and other technology platforms will help our Little Fighters bond with their parents.

We are in need of the following devices so we can help more patients “visit” with their families and friends:

  • iPhone 4 or later generations
  • iPad Pros
  • iPad Minis
  • iPad 2 or later generations
  • iPod touch 4th generation
  • Amazon Kindles
  • Any Android device that has a front facing camera (will be set back to factory settings)

Both new and used devices will be accepted, and before distribution to patients, they will be sterilized according to guidelines from our Infection Control team.

To contribute one or more devices, contact the Crouse Health Foundation at or 315-470-7702 to arrange for pick-up, drop off or shipping information.

In addition to hardware donations, financial donations have always played a critical role in furthering the mission of Crouse Health. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to the continuity of the hospital’s work. Your support will provide our heroic physicians, providers and staff with the tools they urgently need to care for our families, friends and neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.