Providence Health Accepting Donations of Medical and Protective Supplies and Equipment

[COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA] (April 3, 2020) – Providence Health today announced it is accepting donations of unused and handmade medical and protective supplies and equipment. This move is part of Providence Health’s ongoing efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for increased needs of personal protective equipment (PPE), which healthcare providers across the nation are experiencing.

The hospital can accept the following unused medical and protective supplies and equipment:

· Disposable face masks including surgical masks and earloop masks


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· Respirator masks rated N95 or higher

· Face shields and goggles designed to protect eyes

· Disposable gowns such as medical/dental gowns as well as impervious or isolation gowns

· Disposable non-latex gloves

· Disposable surgical caps

· Disposable foot covers

· Antimicrobial wipes

· Hand sanitizer

At this time, Providence Health cannot accept medical devices, medications or linens.

Those with supplies and equipment to donate may contact Peter Ryckebosch at 803-457-2249 or at Peter.Ryckebosch@ProvidenceHospitals.com to arrange delivery.

About Providence Health

Founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence Health is a full-service healthcare system serving the Midlands of South Carolina. A part of LifePoint Health, Providence consists of two hospitals, a freestanding Emergency Room in Fairfield County and multiple physician practices, rehabilitation centers, sleep centers, imaging and diagnostics labs, and other services. Providence Health’s downtown Columbia hospital specializes in high acuity care, while its Northeast Columbia campus recently transitioned from a specialty facility to a full-service community hospital. Providence employs more than 1,600 dedicated staff. For more information, visit www.YourProvidenceHealth.com.

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