SSM Health in Southern Illinois establishes a guide for community donations

SSM Health in Southern Illinois establishes a guide for community donations

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia and Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon says they are honored and humbled by the outpouring of love from our community through this unprecedented time.

Due to the number of inquiries, SSM Health has established a quick guide as to how you can best help us help you and our community.

  1. If you wish to help with the COVID-19 response, please consider donating to our SSM Health Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s Foundations. Donations will be directed to the areas of greatest need as this healthcare situation unfolds.  By having this flexibility, we will be better able to serve the community and your healthcare needs during this time.  Please visit the links below to make a gift online.
  2. https://ssmgoodsamaritan.thankyou4caring.org/donation-form
  3. https://ssmstmarysil.thankyou4caring.org/donation-form

For more information on ways that you can give generously, please contact Shawna Bullard, Regional Director of Fund Development, at 618-899-2511.

  1. If you have PPE (personal protective equipment) to donate, such as N95 masks, surgical masks and isolation gowns, please contact us at 618.899.2512. We are in need of PPE, as we face a national shortage. This is the best way for us to protect our patients, our employees, and our community.
  2. While we have not reached the point of asking our community to partner with us by sewing masks, we may arrive at that point in the future. At that time, we will communicate a common pattern that will be the most effective. If you would like to be added to our communication list for handmade masks, please contact us at 618.899.2512.

Finally, SSM Health in Southern Illinois cannot begin to express its gratitude to the individuals and businesses who have already been pouring into our healthcare teams:   Rend Lake College, Kaskaskia College, Mt. Vernon Township High School, Centralia High School, Men in White Painting, Tri-County Electric Co-Op, Menards, Shores Builders, PPG-Vanex, Dr. Ronat, the Wishau Family, Marion County Health Department, Bayer, Illinois Baptist SA Disaster Relief, Salem High School, St. Mary’s Catholic School of Mt. Vernon, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia, and numerous community partners and citizens.