HSHS St. Francis Hospital Announces Medical Supplies Being Collected for COVID-19 Shortage
 
LITCHFIELD — As potential shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment are being reported in the news, the hospital has received messages from the community asking if homemade, sewn cloth masks would be accepted. 
 
There are several ways the community can help with the efforts against COVID-19.  Those include staying home, practicing good hand hygiene, giving blood if possible, making a donation, or consider making masks for non-clinicians.
 
HSHS St. Francis Hospital will accept cloth face masks to help with the national shortage during the COVID-19 outbreak.  These masks will be used in accordance with CDC guidelines.

For those who wish to make masks, the following criteria must be followed. The link will be posted on the hospital’s Facebook page and website at stfrancis-litchfield.org:

 
Volunteers should follow the state’s Stay Home Order and should not leave their homes to purchase supplies. 
 
Individuals can drop off their donations at: the Litchfield McDonalds restaurant and the Holiday Inn
Express and Suites of Litchfield. Community members should not bring donations into the hospital and need to use the designated drop off areas listed above.
 
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About HSHS St. Francis Hospital
HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Illinois offers a full range of health care services including an advanced surgery center; cancer care center; imaging for diagnostic purposes; and physical, cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation. In addition, St. Francis is the only hospital in the two county area providing maternity services. The hospital is a member of Hospital Sisters Health System and is located halfway between St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois. For more information, visit www.stfrancis-litchfield.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

Media Contact

Kelly Barbeau

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 234-2120, Ext. 41270
kelly.barbaeu@hshs.org

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