Beebe accepting hand-sewn masks

LEWES, Del. – Beebe Healthcare is now accepting donations of hand-sewn masks.

The hospital now has a format and instructions for making and donating the masks on their website, which you can access by clicking here.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support,” said Tom Protack, President, Beebe Medical Foundation. “If there was ever a time to consider donating to our community non-profit hospital, now is the time.”

David Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO of Beebe Healthcare added, “Beebe has made efforts in the previous weeks to conserve proper personal protective equipment, while keeping our employees safe as this COVID-19 pandemic spreads… Donations such as these masks will help us to prepare when a surge comes.”

Masks can be dropped off to Beebe’s Population Health Department located at 1307 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Bins are located on the covered front porch from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donations will be collected frequently throughout the day and stored properly by Population Health team members working in the office. Staff is available for assistance, you can call them at 302-645-3337. Donations left overnight will not be accepted.

In addition to hand-sewn masks, Beebe is looking for the following items to be donated:
-Unused face and surgical masks, especially N95 masks
-Eye protectors: safety goggles, safety glasses, clear face shields
-Surgical and medical gloves
-Medical garb, suits, scrubs, and isolation gowns
-Cleaning and sanitizer solutions (such as alcohol wipes/pads, bleach wipes, sanitizing wipes)
-Hand sanitizer, including hand sanitizer bottles/pumps/spray bottles
-Brown paper bags and lunch bags
-Alternative respirators that OSHA has given permission to use in healthcare settings during this historic pandemic.

Beebe Healthcare says they will be ensuring that all donated items meet the proper safety standards to ensure the safety of our team members and patients.

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