Healthcare Workers Need Masks, How You Can Help

By on March 26, 2020 0 937Views

Increasingly desperate pleas from health care workers and public authorities for donations of face masks and other protective gear are an unsettling time for essential health officials who are who are working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local health officials are pleading with the public that if you have any masks or safety goggles at home, please consider donating them to your local hospital. All nonessential medical offices and other businesses are asked to donate their protective gear to hospitals. A plea is also going out to dentist offices, painters, contractors and plastic surgeons, to give “all you have” in the way of masks, gloves or thermometers to local hospitals.

As supplies of critical protective gear dwindle, nurses and doctors who are on the front line of combatting this virus are being forced to wipe down and reuse supplies they’d normally toss after one use. Medical professionals are begging for access to additional personal protective equipment.

Currently companies nationwide are working to boost the production and release of critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment, but for now, that’s not enough. So charities, corporations and ordinary Americans are being asked to step up, donate everything from N95 masks to hospital gowns, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer.

If you want to help, please donate them now to one of your local hospitals. Below is a statewide list of hospitals.

Arizona State Hospital

Arrowhead Hospital

Banner Behavioral Health Hospital

Banner Desert Medical Center

Banner Estrella Medical Center

Banner Gateway Medical Center

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Banner Mesa Medical Center

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Benson Hospital

Carl T Hayden Veterans Affairs Center

Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital

Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital

Casa Grande Regional Medical Center

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chinle Comp Health Care Facility

Cobre Valley Community Hospital

Copper Queen Community Hospital

Cornerstone Hospital of SE Arizona

Flagstaff Medical Center

Fort Defiance Indian Hospital

Gilbert Hospital

Havasu Regional Medical Center

Hopi Health Care Center

Huhukam Memorial Hospital

John C Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital

John C Lincoln North Mountain Hospital

Kindred Hospital – Tucson

Kingman Regional Medical Center

La Paz Regional Hospital

Little Colorado Medical Center

Maricopa Integrated Health

Maryvale Hospital Medical Center

Mayo Clinic Hospital

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Mesa General Hospital

Mountain Vista Medical Center

MT Graham Regional Medical Center

Navapache Regional Medical Center

Northern Arizona VA Health Care

Northern Cochise Community Hospital

Northwest Medical Center

Page Hospital

Paradise Valley Hospital

Payson Regional Medical Center

Phoenix Baptist Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Sage Memorial Hospital

Scottsdale Healthcare -Osborn

Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea

Scottsdale Healthcare – Thompson Peak Hospital

Sierra Tucson

Sierra Vista Regional Health Center

Southeast Arizona Medical Center

Southern Arizona VA Heath

St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

Sun Health Boswell Hospital

Sun Health Del E Webb Hospital

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp

Tucson Medical Center

University Medical Center

Valleyview Medical Center

West Valley Hospital

Western Arizona Regional Medical Center

White Mountain Regional Medical Center

WIckenburg Community Hospital

Yavapai Regional Medical Center