Williamson Medical Center Accepting Hand-Sewn Courtesy Mask Donations

March 30, 2020

Williamson Medical Center is accepting hand-sewn face mask donations from community members and has provided information on how to make and donate the masks.

While the health system is prepared at this time with an adequate amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect patients and staff that is consistent with CDC guidance, they are strategically conserving as much PPE as possible, as the future need is difficult to predict.

The hand-sewn “courtesy” masks are not a CDC recommended measure to prevent COVID-19 spread and will not be used in designated isolation units. They can however possibly prevent exposure to other illnesses which helps to conserve existing PPE including the official respirator masks. Extensive protection policies remain in place for areas designated for COVID-19 care.

Mask Donations“The donated masks are a great way for the community to show healthcare workers their support in this difficult time,” says Lori Orme, WMC Chief Nursing Officer. “Our staff is so appreciative and are enjoying the fun and colorful designs.”

Mask donations are accepted at the below drop-off locations. For sewing instructions and donation information, please visit williamsonmedicalcenter.org/how-to-donate-hand-sewn-face-masks/.

Darrell Waltrip Subaru – Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Call 615-599-6219 when you arrive and a staff member will meet you outside)

1450 Murfreesboro Rd

Franklin, TN 37067

 

Rhea Little’s Tire and Auto Repair – Labeled collection box

9042 Church St. East

Brentwood, TN 37027

 

John P. Holt Brentwood Library – Labeled collection box

8109 Concord Rd.

Brentwood, TN 37027

 

PetSmart

8105 Moores Lane Suite 1300

Brentwood, TN 37027

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ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes over 35 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit www.WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.

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