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MCCH Accepting PPE Donations, Encouraging Words
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MURRAY - Murray-Calloway County Hospital says it is accepting donations of medical supplies as hospital staff make preparations to handle any potential influx of patients due to COVID-19. 

The hospital says that at this time it has enough protective equipment to care for patients and staff. However, if this situation becomes critical in Calloway County, they want to be prepared. 

The Foundation at MCCH is now collecting commercial grade donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital and clinic use. Donations being accepted include face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and other supplies required for staff safety. The PPE will then be distributed to medical personnel to use while interacting with possible and known COVID-19 patients.

The hospital says neighbors and community groups have also asked about making cards to let medical staff who are working around the clock know they are thinking of them. They say the easiest way to show support is through a simple cell phone video. If you would like to send a message of support, you can email a video no longer than 20 seconds to marketing@murrayhospital.org. The videos will be shared throughout the hospital areas to employees.

Anyone who has medical supplies or comfort care items to donate should contact Keith Travis, Philanthropy Officer, at ktravis@murrayhopsital.org or marketing@murrayhospital.org at 270-227-0253 or 270-762-1908 so a drop off time and location can be arranged.

“It’s amazing how people can come together to support one another in a time of crisis,” said MCCH CEO Jerry Penner. “We’ve seen many posts from friends and neighbors offering donations to help the staff at MCCH. The entire campus community deeply appreciates the outpouring of support. We are grateful for the community’s willingness to help one another. We’re all in this together.”

Published 11:29 AM, Tuesday Mar. 24, 2020
Updated 11:32 AM, Tuesday Mar. 24, 2020

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