During this critical time in the fight against the coronavirus, Personal Protective Equipment supplies are running low nationwide and the effects are being seen in Logan County.
To help area first responders and health care professionals who continue to serve vulnerable patients and community members during this time, Mary Rutan Hospital is organizing a collection drive and is asking for the public’s help to address this shortage.
“Mary Rutan Hospital is receiving numerous inquiries from concerned community members wishing to help,” said Tammy Allison, Mary Rutan Hospital community health vice president. “The items will be disbursed to first responders and medical/care providers and facilities most in need.”
The following new or unused supplies are currently being collected:
• Mask (all types);
• Digital thermometers;
• Face shields;
• N95 Mask;
• Gowns (all types) ; and
• Hand sanitizer.
Items may be dropped off between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the main entrance of Mary Rutan Hospital’s Logan View location at 110 Dowell Avenue in Bellefontaine. Organizers ask that items are bagged or boxed for easy drop-off.
Questions may be directed to Allison at (937)599-7003 or via e-mail at tammy.allison.
Examples of personal protective equipment items being collected for usage by local health care professionals and first responders include masks, hand sanitizer, ear thermometers and gloves, to be dropped off at Mary Rutan Hospital’s Logan View location, 110 Dowell Ave. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)