Washington and Idaho Hospitals Need Mask Donations and More for COVID-19
Healthcare systems across the Northwest are still facing a shortage of crucial supplies such as masks and PPE (personal protective equipment) as they treat novel coronavirus patients. They’ve asked residents to help in many different ways, from donating equipment and supplies, sewing masks, donating food and toys or offering financial support.
Some healthcare systems have information about ways to help on their websites, so we’ve linked to them below. Others have provided AAA Washington with wish lists and ways to donate.
Limiting the spread of COVID-19 is the best way to help keep your family, neighbors and healthcare professionals safe. Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others, stay home if you have symptoms and as recommended by public health authorities, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces, avoid touching your face, and always take recommended safety precautions.
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Donate Level 1 medical masks, N95 masks, gloves and gowns (but no cloth masks) to HR Suite 102 at the Medical Office Building at 2860 Channing Way in Idaho Falls from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Instead of food donations to the hospital, please donate to Community Food Basket or Salvation Army’s food pantry.
MultiCare Health System
Overlake Medical Centers & Clinics
Providence St. Joseph Health
Donate masks (including home-sewn cloth masks) and toys, connect the hospital with suppliers or manufacturers, donate gift cards for patient families, or arrange for food donations from restaurants and commercial kitchens.
Seattle Indian Health Board
Swedish Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Editor’s note: If you are a healthcare system representative and would like to be added to this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.