SSM Health Accepting Donations
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico are now accepting donations of personal protective items and medical supplies, which may be available at consumer retailers, as well as cash donations.
“SSM Health wishes to express how very grateful we are for the outpouring of support from our community during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic,” said Beverly Stafford, director of the SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation in Jefferson City. “Donations will be directed to the areas of greatest need as this healthcare situation unfolds. By having this flexibility, we are better able to serve the most urgent needs of our patients, staff and community during this time.”
For SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City, please visit www.stmarysfoundationjcmo.com for more information on how to help. Or, call Beverly Stafford, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation director, at 573-681-3743.
For SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain, please visit www.ssmhealth.com/mid-missouri for more information on how to help. Or, call Darla Taylor, St. Mary’s Hospital - Audrain Foundation manager, at 573-582-8368.
For safety reasons, all donated supplies should be unopened and in their original packaging. Priority needs include:
Alcohol pad wipes
Goggles, face shields and safety glasses
Hand sanitizer (individual and pump bottles)
N95 Medical Masks or NIOSH-certified N95 Respirators (such as painter's masks)
Protective isolation gowns
Thermometers (display digital or forehead models)
Although the CDC doesn’t recommend using homemade masks for COVID-19 patients, they do encourage covering the N95 respirators. A beard cover is something that can be homemade and used in this situation.
In Jefferson City, United Way of Central Missouri is collecting homemade masks, hair covers and beard covers. Help the Helpers is coordinating with those who would like to sew these items. Contact Help the Helpers at firstname.lastname@example.org or their website: www.helpthehelpers.us. In Mexico, donations of these items will be accepted at The Help Center located at 409 Fairground Street, Mexico, MO by calling 573-581-3238.
Drop-off information for medical supplies:
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City
2505 Mission Drive
5 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Note: You may contact Beverly.Stafford@ssmhealth.com at 573-681-3743 to pre-arrange delivery; also note that large quantities will be shipped or delivered directly to our receiving loading dock.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Audrain
620 E. Monroe Street
Monday through Friday
Note: All deliveries must be pre-arranged by contacting Darla.Taylor@ssmhealth.com at 573-582-8368. All deliveries will be received at our loading dock, and by ringing the doorbell.
Drop-off information for Homemade Masks, Hair Covers or Beard Covers:
United Way of Central Missouri
205 Alameda Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109
7:30 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday
The Help Center
409 Fairground Street
Mexico, MO 65265
Please call prior to drop-off.
“These are challenging times for our community and our nation,” said Stafford. “We are grateful for our community’s support for our critical mission and are thankful for a gift of any amount.”
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