Mercy Health seeking personal protective equipment donations

Mercy Health is created a central donation mechanism for individuals and organizations looking to donate supplies for its facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The health system, which includes Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital, is accepting donations of the following items:

• goggles

• face shields

• masks

• latex gloves

• Tyvek suits

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.

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To protect the health and safety of its patients and care teams, donations should not be brought directly to any Mercy Health facilities.

Additional needs or details regarding donated supplies will be updated at www.mercy.com. Mercy Health said its quality, safety, supply chain and clinical teams are working together to evaluate the donations being gathered.

“In regards to handmade and non-clinical masks, standard issue masks are still the best way to protect our health care professionals,” Mercy said in a release today. “However, for the time being, we will be accepting handmade mask donations. These masks will go through an evaluation process before being used by either a health care associate or a patient.”

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

Those who wish to make a financial donation to support Mercy Health teams on the frontline of the epidemic may visit foundation.mercy.com/covid-19.

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