SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Health care professionals in Springfield and surrounding areas are in desperate need of protective equipment as they continue to be on the front line in the fight against COVID-19.
The Western Mass Economic Development Council is asking local residents, businesses, and manufacturers to donate supplies they have in inventory that may help protect local medical professionals and staff as they continue to care for coronavirus patients.
Partial statement below:
Dear EDC Members and Affiliates
Attached is a list of personal protection equipment (PPE) that Baystate Medical and our other surrounding hospitals are in desperate need of. While the attachment does picture specific items that does not mean that supplies that you may have in inventory aren’t as good or acceptable. (Manufacturers…your safety googles may work just fine).
I know we have all been looking for meaningful ways to help out during these stressful times of COVID-19. Our frontline medical professionals and first responders need our help. I would encourage our colleges, universities, public and private schools, medical study programs, manufacturers, and any company or organization that has existing inventory on the shelves, that you will not be using in the next few months due to closures, to donate the equipment today.Western Mass Economic Development Council
The picture below shows specific items needed, please note that this does not mean the supplies you have in inventory that could be used aren’t as good or acceptable.
If you have any of these protective types of equipment, whether pictured or not, please contact the following individuals at Baystate Medical Center:
- Bill Kern: 413-262-2904
- Kelly Salls: 413-530-2419
- Sofia Nadolski: 860-617-0296
You can also click on the links below to find out how you can donate to your local hospital.
- Mercy Hospital
- Cooley Dickinson Hospital
- Berkshire Medical Center
- Baystate Noble Hospital
- Baystate Franklin
- Holyoke Medical Center
- Providence Behavioral Center