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OhioHealth Supports Hospitals in Ukraine Through United Methodist Committee on Relief

As tragedy and devastation has continued to unfold in Ukraine, many have been watching the news and talking with family and friends while also seeking ways to help. As an organization, OhioHealth wanted to help as well. In addition to a $50,000 financial contribution to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), OhioHealth has donated nearly 48 tons of medical supplies and equipment with a monetary value of over $1.4 million by partnering with the Arlene Campbell Foundation.

These supplies have been sent to Ukraine in five truckloads, full of double stacked pallets.  Supplies included:

  • Multiple types of dressings
  • Wraps
  • Masks
  • Isolation gowns
  • Gloves
  • Stethoscopes
  • Catheters
  • Wipes
  • Face shields
  • And more

The majority of the supplies went to the Ukrainian Health Ministry Heart Institute in the capital of Kyiv, with the rest going to other hospitals as needed in Ukraine.

“This is truly our mission in action,” said Corey Perry, OhioHealth system VP mission & ministry. “While OhioHealth’s mission is to improve the health of those we serve, we saw an opportunity to expand on that and provide this essential medical equipment to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are experiencing an extreme need at this time. It is our honor to be able to help in this way.”

So far, OhioHealth has been UMCOR’s largest donor.

“I’m proud of our team and all they’ve done to sort, pack, and load these supplies to get these products to Ukraine from OhioHealth’s Distribution Center,” said Joshua Dritz, OhioHealth senior director, logistics and sterile processing. “It’s amazing to see this effort come to fruition.”

In this national story from ABC News, the Arlene Campbell Foundation speaks to their efforts. The supplies you see in the story were donated by OhioHealth.

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