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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center commends community for support

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has received a major infusion of helpful resources since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Hundreds of businesses and individuals have donated supplies, food and money, resulting in:

• More than $100,000 in food donations from more than 50 individuals, businesses and organizations totaling 72 food deliveries of 20,000 meals, beverages and snacks.

• Hundreds of cards and letters from the community.

• Outerwear donated by Columbia Sportswear for the Emergency Department team.

• External signs donated by vendors including a, “Heroes Work Here” sign in the front lawn and a “Heroes Enter Here” banner at a hospital entrance.

• Numerous campus parades and drive by events including First Responders/VPD, North County Classic Car Club, Air National Guard Flyover, and Patriot Guard Riders.

• 12,542 masks, 4,755 cloth masks and 16,820 gloves donated.

• $294,000 in cash donations — $149,000 to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and $145,000 to the COVID-19 Caregiver Heroes Emergency Fund.

“We are beyond grateful for the incredible support of our community,” said PeaceHealth Southwest Chief Executive Sean Gregory. “I want to thank everyone for allowing us to do our part in caring for our patients, while you’ve been doing your part by supporting us, wearing masks, social distancing and washing your hands.”

If you are interested in supporting PeaceHealth, donations are still being accepted for the PeaceHealth Southwest COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Donate here:


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