Our Community Matters
2020 Pandemic Response
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolving daily, it's important to know that Grundy County Memorial Hospital is poised and prepared to care for those who might contract the virus. The hospital's mission To improve the health of the people and communities we serve rings true as efforts have centered on ensuring hospital caregivers have adequate training, supplies and equipment, and the recruitment of additional providers, nurses, and other professionals to supplement our GCMH team.
Making a difference
Community members from throughout Grundy County and beyond have reached out to the GCMH Foundation with questions about how the Grundy County Memorial Hospital and its employees can best be supported in this time of national crisis.
Here are ideas for ways you can support the hospital and its health care team.
Now more than ever, people are looking for a way to show their appreciation to health care workers. At Grundy County Memorial Hospital, our team members are prepared to care for those in our community who may become ill with COVID-19. You can support projects that enhance the care of those with COVID-19 with a financial gifts by going to our online donations page
Donations of PPE
Donations of Personal Protective Equipment such as gowns, gloves, and N95 respirator masks are still welcome. We appreciate the local businesses who have already reached out to offer us items from their inventory. Items still needed:
- N95 Masks
- Exam gloves of all sizes (nitrile or latex is preferred)
- Cases/packages of gowns
As an organization, we have received offers to donate food for our team members. Donations of food are acceptable as long as they are cooked in a commercially licensed kitchen and are individually packaged for each team member. Our dietary team is working hard to ensure our team is well fed, but outside meals are accepted. Contact GCMH_Foundation@unitypoint.org or phone 319-824-4152 to speak with Keely Harken if you wish to provide food.
At this time we are asking that no more homemade masks be provided, as our community's generosity has resulted in several hundred of the cotton sewn masks for our inventory. These will be used to cover traditional masks in order to extend their life. Thank you!
Completed masks may be dropped off to: GCMH – Entrance #1 (south)
201 East J Avenue
Grundy Center IA
Important – You Can Help by Avoiding the Spread of Illness
We are prepared. But we encourage each person to do his or her part to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our communities by staying away .
- Wash hands frequently
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands
- Stay home when you are feeling any symptoms of illness
- Stay away from other people outside of the members of your household. It's proven that social distancing – that is, avoiding unnecessary trips outside of your home that involve gathering with other people – can help stop infectious disease transmission. Best practice requires maintaining at least a six-foot distance between yourself and others.
Please reference the latest CDC recommendations for more information on prevention measures and how to protect our communities.