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St. Luke needs PPE donations in preparation for COVID-19

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News from St. Luke Community Healthcare

St. Luke Community Healthcare is asking for the community’s assistance with our COVID-19 response efforts. We are looking for new, unopened personal protective equipment (PPE) and would greatly appreciate any of the following donated supplies, ideally still in their original packaging. While we are fortunate to have an adequate supply of PPE sufficient to meet our current needs, we recognize that this could change as the situation develops locally.

What we need: N95 masks; surgical masks, exam and surgical gloves; Tyvek suits or paint suits; impervious gowns; and hand sanitizer (un-expired).

Cotton Masks: If you are interested in donating homemade cotton masks, please follow our approved pattern to ensure we can utilize them. People are asked to call 406-528-5324 to schedule a donation or pick-up for completed masks. Note, if you don’t sew or have supplies, you can still help by donating. Funds will be used for the greatest need. To donate, link to the donation page on the St. Luke website. If you have any questions about potential donations, please call 406-528-5226.

Other needed donations: tablets, iPads and webcams are appreciated, as well. These devices will assist our telehealth services and allow our patients to stay in touch with their loved ones. However, since the devices would need to meet certain criteria, we ask that anyone interested in donating these items please call 406-528-5324 to see if we can accept them.

How to Donate Supplies: beginning this Friday, April 3, donations will be accepted at our loading dock, located on the west side of the hospital. Items can be dropped off every Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donation forms are available and donation receipts can be mailed to you.

We want to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has already donated and to those who have been so eager to assist us with our response efforts. It highlights how our community truly comes together in challenging times.

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