Ways You Can Help Support Hospitals, Caregivers & Communities
We are incredibly grateful for this outpouring of generosity from our communities in support of our patients and caregivers as you continue delivering the highest quality care during this time of great need.
As our communities pull together in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are incredibly grateful for the influx of donated supplies. To help manage these donations as effectively as possible and limit potential for exposure to both donors and our caregivers, we have developed the processes and guidelines outlined below.
Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
We have placed drop-off boxes located outside the front entrance of a select number of our facilities for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The following locations are available to accept PPE only between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday:
- 9100 E. Mineral Circle (Corporate Office)
- Penrose Hospital
- Avista Adventist Hospital
- Longmont United Hospital
- Mercy Regional Medical Center
- St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
- St. Catherine Hospital
We are currently able to accept only the following items:
- Boxed masks and N95s (single or used masks cannot be accepted)
- Gloves that are still in manufacturer packaging
- Packaged gowns or rain ponchos with sleeves
- Face shields (must include eye protection and be labeled as surgical, isolation, dental, or medical procedure face shields)
As Colorado reaches a critical point in our blood supply, we are partnering with Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood serve providers.
The blood collection process is safe, and Vitalant staff follow rigorous safety and disinfection protocols on their bloodmobiles and in their donation centers. And while you should avoid donating if you have had COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone suspected of having a COVID-19 infection, giving blood has no impact on the donor’s immune system.
Vitalant – Schedule an Appointment.
Donate Homemade Masks
We are amazed by the talented and giving members of our community offering to make homemade masks. As of today, per CDC guidelines, homemade masks are not considered PPE and should be only considered as a last resort.
If you would like to donate homemade masks for our caregivers to use while out in the community or while performing duties not related to patient care, please email us at CovidDonations@centura.org so we can provide you a pattern and material specifications.
Donate to Foundation Emergency Funds
Donations to Foundation emergency funds helps us respond and support our hospitals, caregivers and communities. You can donate directly to a hospital's emergency fund via their donation portals below.
- Avista Adventist Hospital Foundation
- Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Foundation
- Littleton Adventist Hospital Foundation
- Longmont United Hospital Foundation
- Mercy Health Foundation
- Parker Adventist Hospital Foundation
- Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation
- Porter Adventist Hospital Foundation
- St. Anthony Health Foundation
- St. Anthony North Health Foundation
- St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation
- St. Mary-Corwin Health Foundation
- St. Thomas More Health Foundation
- Summit Medical Center Health Foundation
Other Needed Items and Ways to Help
As people continue to seek ways to help, whether for a specific Centura hospital or the system, please email CovidDonations@centura.org and consider the following much-needed items:
- Deliver catered food for on-duty caregivers (homemade food cannot be accepted).
- Assemble care packages for our caregivers who are working long hours and may not have time or resources to obtain essential items for personal use, including items such as:
- Shelf-stable food staples
- Toilet paper and other paper goods
- Home cleaning supplies
- Check on an at-risk neighbor:
- Exchange phone numbers
- Stick to a daily “check-in” call
- Run an urgent errand if needed