University Starts Scheduled
Drop-offs for COVID-19 Donations

AUGUSTA, GA, March 30, 2020 – University Health Care System is thankful for the generosity our community has shown during the COVID-19 crisis. We are grateful for the outpouring of support from people and businesses in the CSRA, and University Hospital is committed to fulfilling its mission during this time of crisis: To improve the health of those we serve.

To help facilitate this endeavor, University Health Care Foundation is launching scheduled drop-offs for COVID-19 donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at University Hospital Summerville, 2260 Wrightsboro Road.

The drop-off center will accept certain unopened (sealed) medical supplies, including:

  • Gloves (Latex- and powder-free)
  • Wipes – must be EPA approved to combat COVID-19
  • Hand Sanitizer – Must be at least 60% alcohol
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Digital Thermometers
  • Isolation Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • N95 Masks
  • Patient Masks
  • Face Shields
  • Safety Glasses with detachable side shield
  • Goggles
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Impervious Isolation Gowns
  • Surgical Gloves
  • Sterile Compounding Gowns

 

Financial Assistance

University Health Care Foundation is committed to supporting our patients and staff affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A gift to the Helping Hands Fund will supplement the cost of in-home child care for our employees affected by school and daycare closings, allowing them to come to work – where we need them. A gift to the Patchin Weston Endowment will provide financial assistance to patients facing financial hardship as they undergo medical treatment. Learn more at

www.universityhealth.org/charitable-giving/donate-now/

Vendor Information

University Health Care Foundation is also seeking vendors able to supply large quantities of the above supplies. Vendors can email their information to foundation@uh.org , and the Foundation will coordinate the donation with University’s Purchasing department.

Learn more about University Health Care Foundation’s COVID-19 efforts at www.universityhealth.org/covid-19/how-to-help/