COVID-19 is placing significant pressure on Edward-Elmhurst Health’s ability to keep stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to the role and the risk of front line staff. They have placed a call for donations of PPE, and if they are not able to use donated items – they will be connecting those goods to organizations that can.
Items Most Needed Include:
- N95 Masks
- Procedural/ Surgical Masks
- Hand Sanitizer
- Disinfectant Wipes
- Nitrile Gloves
- Isolation Gowns
We know many folks are interested in sewing masks for doctors and nurses and Edward-Elmhurst is accepting these masks as an emergency back-up. Their hope is to use commercially made products recommended by the CDC for COVID-19, but there may come a point that these products are no longer available.
This video provides basic guidelines for sewing medical face masks:
* Please do not leave the home to purchase supplies or break social distancing recommendations to make a mask.
If you’re able to deliver, there are safe donation sites set-up at both the Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital loading docks.
Safe Drop-off Location Hours Effective 3/25/2020:
- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
- Monday through Friday
- Edward Hospital Loading Dock: Osler Drive, west of the South Parking Garage
- Elmhurst Hospital Loading Dock: Harvard Street on the north end of the building
If you would like to donate items, but are unable to deliver them or are uncomfortable doing so – please email Donations@EEHealth.org and they will coordinate an agreeable pick-up option.
801 S. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
155 E. Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Thank you again for your interest in supporting the Edward-Elmhurst Health campuses. Please reach out to them directly with questions at Donations@EEHealth.org.