Protective equipment: How to donate to Butler County hospitals

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Personal protective equipment is in demand among Butler County hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak and health systems are working on ways to let individuals and organizations donate supplies.

Here’s how to help:

Bon Secours Mercy Health (Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital)

• Contact APRush@bshsi.org, subject line: DONATION, or call 888-383-8000 before contributing supplies such as goggles, face shields, masks, latex gloves and Tyvek suits.

• Make a financial donation to support Mercy Health teams: foundation.mercy.com/covid-19.

• Step-by-step instructions for creating masks are available for download as a PDF file at www.tinyurl.com/FilterPocketFaceMask.

• To make a supply donation or to find out facilities to donate to, write to APRush@bshsi.org with subject line: DONATION or call 888-383-8000. To protect the health and safety of its patients and care teams, donations should not be brought directly to any Mercy Health facilities.

Premier Health (Atrium Medical Center)

• Premier Health is accepting donations of unused surgical gowns, face masks, surgical masks, gloves, respirators, isolation gowns, face shields, thermometers, foot coverings, ventilator tubing and protective coveralls.

• Write to HelpingHands@premierhealth.com to coordinate a drop-off or pick-up of donated items.

• To learn about other ways to help, visit www.premierhealth.com/covid19help.

Kettering Health Network (Fort Hamilton Hospital and Kettering Health Middletown)

• Needs N-95 masks, surgical masks, procedural masks, medical goggles and glasses, shoe covers, medical gowns, gloves and hand sanitizer with greater than 62 percent alcohol.

• Donations can be made at the main entrance of any hospital or free-standing emergency department, and all donations will be screened to ensure packaging is intact, sealed and safe for use.

• Donations also may be made at www.ketteringhealth.org/foundation/forthamiltonfoundation.

UC Health (West Chester Hospital)

• To make a donation of supplies, food or other items to write to donations@uchealth.com.

• Food and nonperishable items may not be accepted in clinical care settings and, due to federal and state health care laws, UC Health cannot accept cash or gift cards.

TriHealth

• Businesses and members of the community donating masks, gloves and cleaning wipes to its hospitals, generally leaving them at the main entrances.

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