How You Can Help
Make a Donation
Please make a gift today to the
COVID 19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND to provide support to our employees as they work tirelessly to provide
outstanding medical care to patients and families. These funds will complement
Southwest’s efforts, ensuring employees receive necessary support
and resources while they work to protect our community.
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Send our Caregivers a Message
Words of encouragement will go a long way in supporting our caregivers
as they work tirelessly to provide outstanding medical care to the patients
and families we serve. Please take a few minutes to send our staff a note
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Volunteer to Make Face Masks
We are very grateful for the support we have received during the COVID-19
crisis from both individuals and organizations in our community wishing
to help our caregivers and patients.
For those who sew and wish to make face masks, below are instructions on
making approved fabric masks that will help support our efforts to ensure
the safety and well-being of our patients, staff and community. There
are many patterns on-line and elsewhere and if you have made masks according
to one of those patterns, we will be happy to accept them.
At this time, these fabric masks will not be used as a substitute for the
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) used by health care team members caring
for COVID-19 positive patients. In accordance with guidelines from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and expert counsel, the
masks will be made available to visitors at our facilities, patients as
appropriate to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and non-clinical staff
to help in efforts to protect those around us. The use of these cloth
masks will help us preserve our PPE for our front line staff.
Material for Masks
For those who do not have fabric, Southwest General is making a limited
number of fabric kits available at the Pins and Needles sewing shop at
7300 Pearl Road in Middleburg Heights. We thank JoAnn Fabric for donating
the fabric our volunteers for assembling the kits.
Mask Drop-off Location
Completed masks can be dropped off at the Pins and Needles Shop in Middleburg
Heights. There is a bin outside the store marked for Southwest General
mask donation. Southwest General will launder all masks received, so this
step does not need to be done prior to drop off.
Face mask making instructions >>>
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