Satmar Bikur Cholim prides itself on being able to support patients and families on all levels, through the ups and downs associated with health-related challenges.
From generously subsidizing medical bills, to delivering nutritious meals for patients and their families, to bus transportation to area hospitals including private car trips when warranted. SBC is committed to providing assistance with respect and compassion.
The women of Satmar Bikur Cholim can do this because through the decades they developed a network of dedicated and loyal volunteers familiar with resources who are eager to help those in need.
She ingrained in us the lesson that our
most valuable possession is a generous,
compassionate, open heart
Rebbetzin Alte Feiga, z’l, the Satmar Rebbetizin, inspired generations of women to care for others with warmth, empathy and compassion. As a Holocaust survivor who had seen more than her fair share of misery in Europe, she arrived on American shores determined to help ease the pain of those who continued to suffer. Patients and their families were confronted in the 1950’s by a new culture, a new language, and a health care system that was frightening to so many of them.
It was her goal to enlist the women of her community to make these patients’ lives bearable, to visit the sick on cheer-up calls, to act as patient advocates and provide services that were unheard of until Satmar Bikur Cholim was founded. The goal was to give patients and their families the moral support they needed at such crucial times, from providing daily prepared food to patients, to helping them find the most advanced treatment centers for the most challenging medical issues, getting them there, and helping them pay the bills.