In the midst of the global COVID-19, Mosaic Life Care is working to ensure they are equipped to provide quality care and take necessary precautions to prevent local spread of the coronavirus.
As Mosaic Life Care has committed around-the-clock resources to ensure care for northwest Missouri residents, the medical center has received an outpouring of support from individuals and businesses in the region.
Julie Gaddie, PhD, president of Mosaic Life Care Foundation, said she is humbled by the contributions from the region.
“One of the things that makes living in northwest Missouri so special is knowing that when there is a need to be met, neighbors come forward to help each other,” Gaddie said.
A Heroes in Health Care Recognition Fund has been established in response to a growing number of those in the region asking how they can help. The Foundation will match all donations to the fund up to $5,000.
The hospital system is also accepting homemade face masks that will be sanitized and distributed to the areas of highest need within the Mosaic system. Completed masks may be dropped off at: Mosaic Life Care Foundation, 518 S. 6th St., St. Joseph, MO, 64501; Mosaic Medical Building – Maryville, 2024 S. Main St., Maryville, MO, 64468 and 402 E. Hwy 136, Albany, MO, 64402.
“We appreciate everyone’s willingness to support our Mosaic caregivers and patients,” Gaddie said.
While fabric face masks are not to be used in the care of COVID-19 patients, according to the CDC, fabric face masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted. Fabric face masks can also be helpful in other areas of patient care as supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) are depleted.
Mosaic Life Care Foundation has established a COVID-19 support page where residents can learn more information on how to help or make a monetary donation: mlcfoundation.com/covid-19.
Mosaic Life Care Foundation is a think ahead organization focused on building healthy and thriving communities through education and empowerment.