Greene County Medical Center Seeking Homemade Mask-Makers

The Greene County Medical Center is seeking community members to sew handmade medical masks.

These masks will be used by Medical Center employees and volunteers not involved in direct patient care who have been directed to wear protective equipment by our employee health or infection prevention areas (such as registration staff). Masks will also be used by visitors who request a mask and by patients without respiratory symptoms who request a mask or are being discharged from the hospital, emergency room or clinic to their home, a nursing facility or a group care facility.

Masks will be laundered and inspected by the Medical Center’s linens staff. Extra masks will be stored or donated to another medical facility in need.

Those interested in making masks can download the pattern from the Medical Center’s website. We ask that you follow this pattern as filters can be inserted into the masks. Completed masks can be dropped off at the Materials Management delivery door on the backside of the Medical Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A drop-off location map is available on the Medical Center’s website. Donors will have the option of filling out a “Giving in Kind” form, which would make their donation tax-deductible.

“We appreciate the community’s interest in making these masks for us,” said Heather Kinsey, Infection Prevention RN at Greene County Medical Center. “We’ve already had several requests for a pattern. These masks will help us ensure the health and safety of all who come to the Medical Center.”

For pattern and further instructions for making masks, please click https://www.gcmchealth.com/covid-19/handmade-masks.