Baptist Health Creates COVID Assistance Fund
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The Baptist Health Foundation has created a COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to help support patients, staff, and the community.

The fund will help to provide critically needed resources for patients and their healthcare staff across the Commonwealth and southern Indiana.

Those wishing to help can assist in two ways, by donating commercially manufactured personal protective equipment such as N95 masks, gowns, and gloves, or by monetary donations.

"Creating the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund is a way to ensure we can provide assistance where it is needed most," said Roy Lowdenback, Baptist Health System Vice President of Philanthropy. "The COVID-19 crisis has inspired our community to ask how they can help our front-line staff. We want to be the best stewards of their generosity and that is why we are encouraging them to support the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. It is the very best way to deploy supplies and assistance to patients and staff and their families."

You can arrange for the donation of any commercially made protective equipment by contacting Lora Croley at 270-575-2851, or by email at Officials say at this time they are only accepting commercially made equipment, in compliance with infection control standards.

All donations to the emergency assistance fund will be used to support Baptist Health's hospitals, physician offices, patients and their family members, and staff. Due to the rapid evolution of the crisis, this fund will empower Baptist Health professionals to pivot quickly for the community's needs. Funds may go toward supplies, treatment costs, patient assistance, employee assistance, capital equipment needs, and other essential items.

You can find additional information about the Baptist Health Foundation, including information on Baptist Health's policies and their response to the pandemic at the links below.

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Published 01:57 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020
Updated 02:04 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020



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