Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and its partner, Prevea Health, are now collecting cloth, handmade face masks.
Those who wish to make and donate masks to Prevea Health and/or HSHS St. Vincent Hospital should follow these criteria when making the masks:
Click here to watch a tutorial on making masks with elastic straps
Click here to watch a tutorial on making masks with cotton straps
Click here to download printable instructions
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and Prevea Health are collecting the masks between now and Friday, April 17, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., *except Saturday and Sunday, at two locations in Green Bay:
2710 Executive Dr., Green Bay (Prevea/HSHS Executive Offices)
835 S Van Buren St. Green Bay (outside the CLOSED gift shop/cafe entrance on Van Buren)
Masks should be placed no more than 25 at a time in a sealed, Ziploc bag, and then placed in the collection bin outside of each location.
Prevea Health and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital also strongly encourage and recommend universal masking throughout the community, in addition to the practice of social distancing and proper hygiene to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here to learn more about universal masking, including when, where and how community members should be wearing masks.
Cloth, handmade masks cannot prevent a person from contracting COVID-19, however, they can prevent a person from touching their face and mouth, and help keep the wearer’s respiratory secretions to themselves. This is important as those who are infected with COVID-19 may not display any symptoms.
About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, 835 S. Van Buren St. in Green Bay, Wis., offers a comprehensive range of high-quality health care services. It is home to Green Bay’s first and only dedicated children’s hospital, a Level II trauma center, a Certified Primary Care Stroke Center, state-of-the-art cancer care and research, cardiac care, women’s care and much more. HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has served Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888, when it was established as Green Bay’s first hospital by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. It is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), based in Springfield, Ill. To learn more about HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, please visit: www.stvincenthospital.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 (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 100+ locations across northern, eastern and western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.