Parkview Health is partnering with businesses and volunteers to protect
its supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Though Parkview currently has an adequate supply of face masks, face
shields and other PPE, innovative measures are being taken to ensure the
international shortage doesn’t impact local patients or caregivers.
To create a stockpile of cloth masks, which can be used as back-up to
the main supply, Parkview is partnering with Hospital Laundry Service (HLS).
HLS, along with a pre-selected group of volunteers, will be sewing clinical masks from a specific type of medical-grade material. Additionally, community volunteers are invited to sew sheet masks, which could be used by patients, visitors or non-clinical co-workers.
To ensure safety and quality, Parkview Health has assembled maskmaking kits, which include fabric, instructions and materials to create 100 masks.
Please note that the mask-making kits require volunteers to have basic sewing skills, your own sewing machine and thread.
Starting today the mask-making kits can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Friday at 3718 New Vision Drive, located on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus.
Volunteers should turn on to New Vision Drive from Diebold Road. Signs will be posted to indicate where you can drive up to easily receive the kits without leaving your vehicle.
To manage the daily supply, mask-making kits are limited to one per
person per day. At this time, the kits will be available for pick-up at the Fort Wayne location only. Kits will be available for pick-up at Parkview’s community hospital locations in the near future.
All completed masks can be returned to 3718 New Vision Drive or to your
local Parkview community hospital. All masks will be laundered by HLS before they are distributed.
Masks made with other fabrics will also be accepted, but volunteers
are encouraged to use the kits provided by Parkview Health to ensure safety
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