Negative Pressure Rooms: Two Staten Island Businesses Join Together To Combat Coronavirus

Supporting our community

TWO LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES DIG DEEP TO ASSIST STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND BEYOND.

New York, NY:  James Prendamano, CEO of Casandra Properties, Inc. and Dave Berman, owner of Gaeta Interior Demolition, have partnered together, each pledging $10,000, to fund the conversion of one of the standard hospital rooms at Staten Island University Hospital to a negative pressure room.

Casandra Properties reached out to see where they could be of assistance during this crisis and spoke with John Demoleas, Executive Director of the SIUH Foundation.  John explained one of the major needs at this time was to convert standard hospital rooms into negative pressure rooms.  Each conversion costs approximately $20,000. Negative pressure rooms use an isolation technique using ventilation that generates negative pressure preventing cross contamination between rooms.  This is a way to not only protect our first responders, Doctors, Nurses, and patients now from Coronavirus, but these rooms will be available in the future so we can be better prepared moving forward.

“These are unprecedented times. As a small business, now more than ever we have to be cognizant of every dollar we spend. It’s also a time that the community needs support like never before. When you’re talking about saving lives and protecting the heroes on the front line, the choice is clear. You step up and help give back to the community that’s given so much to us over the years”, said James Prendamano.

“As the owner of Gaeta Green Environmental Services, we are one of the essential services that has employees out 24 hours a day keeping Staten Island clean and sanitary. We are proud to assist Staten Island University Hospital in the conversion of these lifesaving rooms”, said David Berman.

 Casandra Properties, Inc. is a Staten Island based WBE and Better Business Bureau accredited real estate brokerage specializing in all facets of real estate. 

Gaeta Interior Demolition is an eco-friendly Demolition & Waste Removal Company located on Staten Island.  Gaeta services all 5 boroughs along with parts of New Jersey.