FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hiran Ratnayake
Senior Communications Manager
Department of External Affairs
302-299-3562
HRatnayake@ChristianaCare.org


news.christianacare.org


MEDIA ADVISORY: New Collection Site for Donations of Medical Supplies for Delaware Hospitals

What: In partnership with Delaware business leaders Richard Piendak and Dave Tiberi, as well as other local businesses and members of the community, ChristianaCare will open a collection site to receive donations of medical supplies from the community to help protect Delaware’s health care workers.

The following unused items are needed:

  • All types of unused protective face masks, especially N95 masks.
  • Protective suits and medical scrubs.
  • Goggles, safety glasses and face shields.
  • Cleaning and sterilizing solutions and wipes.
  • Medical gloves.
  • Digital and disposable thermometers.
  • Hand sanitizers.

ChristianaCare is requesting donations of these items from businesses or community members who have supplies that they do not currently need. Members of the community are not being asked to purchase new items for donation. However, monetary donations can be made online to support the effort at https://christianacare.org/donors/.

Important instructions: To keep volunteers and donors safe, people bringing donations should pack the items into the trunk of their car and pull into the donation line. Please leave windows up and do not get out of your car. A volunteer will unload the items.

All people at the site are advised to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet apart. Anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms should not come to this donation site.

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th through Friday, March 27th. Additional dates will be added as needed.

Where: 110 W. Market Street in Newport, Delaware.

Media Availability: A media spokesperson will be available from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit www.christianacare.org or visit ChristianaCare on Facebook and Twitter.

About ChristianaCare
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Learn how ChristianaCare delivers greater quality and value at https://christianacare.org.

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