Sheboygan – HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is collecting cloth, handmade face masks. Those who wish to make and donate masks to HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital should follow these criteria when making the masks:
Click here to watch a tutorial on making masks with elastic straps
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HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is collecting the masks between now and Friday, April 17, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. *except Saturday and Sunday. A collection bin is located outside the hospital’s Chapel entrance off Taylor Dr. Masks should be packaged 25 at a time in a sealed Ziploc bag.
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital also strongly encourages and recommends 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. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.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.