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OSF HealthCare launches campaign to raise funds for COVID-19 response

PEORIA (HOI) -- OSF HealthCare has established a fund to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Pandemic Response Fundraising campaign was developed to fund "current and innovative models of care," officials said in a statement Friday.

There are three separate projects the public can make donations to:

  • Pandemic Digital Response Hub: Supports a multi-pronged effort using digital and mobile technology to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes the ability to treat patients in their homes with the same level of care and expertise they would get in a more traditional hospital setting.
  • Pandemic Health Workers (PHWs): Support deploying PHWs outside the wall of OSF HealthCare to care for individuals in their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes specialized training, the purchase of mobile health equipment and transportation.
  • Crisis Support: Provides general relief directly to OSF HealthCare Mission Partner (employees) who are on the front lines and continue to face novel coronavirus (COVID-19) daily. This includes child-care assistance and securing more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

“There are many people out there asking how they can help during this difficult time,” said Tom Hammerton, President, OSF HealthCare Foundation. “We wanted to give them an easy way to make a difference for those we serve and our Mission Partners bravely working each day against the virus.”

More information and how to donate can be found here.

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