Donating Protective Gear
Palos Hospital is accepting donations of unused commercial protective gear, including N95 masks, surgical masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, nitrile gloves, isolation gowns and goggles.
Updated March 30, 2020: We are accepting donations of homemade fabric/cloth masks. Members of the public may sew and donate cloth masks so that we may conserve and preserve our supplies of surgical masks and PPE for our health care workers who need it most. Home sewers are reminded to practice social distancing, hand hygiene, and avoid producing masks for donation when sick. For fabric selection, studies show that cotton-blend masks can optimize both effectiveness and breathability to ensure people can comfortably wear them for extended periods of time. Refer to this web site for the preferred design instructions for homemade masks. The CDC recently updated its guidance on Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks and recommends optimizing the supply of PPE masks for health care workers and limiting use by patients.
Donations may be dropped off at the Receiving dock, located on the south side of the hospital, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please follow signs to Receiving, ring the buzzer at the bottom of the dock ramp, and leave donations outside the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding donations.
We appreciate the support and consideration being given to Palos Hospital and its healthcare workers as we provide care to our patients. Please remember that the most important thing that you can do at this time is make sure you are following the State of Illinois’ stay at home order.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19, visit CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website or the IDPH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website.