Cleveland Clinic Launches Campaign for Northeast Ohio Community to Help in COVID-19 Response

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In response to the Northeast Ohio community’s generous requests to provide assistance during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Cleveland Clinic is launching a COVID-19 Community Response Campaign.

“During challenging times like these, we see the good in people shine through,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “We are exceedingly grateful that people throughout the community have asked how they can help. The Community Response Campaign is Cleveland Clinic’s effort to direct people’s generosity, time and resources to provide meaningful impact for our patients and caregivers in a variety of ways.”

Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 Response Campaign priorities include:

Donate to support Cleveland Clinic caregivers – Support the needs of frontline caregivers with items such as gift cards for meals from local restaurants.

Contribute needed supplies – To be prepared for a potential surge of patients in the coming weeks, Cleveland Clinic is asking the community to help source the following supplies such as hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

Donate to COVID-19 treatment and research – Cleveland Clinic researchers have various projects related to COVID-19 underway, including the use of predictive analytics to develop individualized risk models for patients.

Make masks – Follow instructions on making approved masks to help us support the community. These donated masks will be used to help reinforce cough etiquette in our community. Cough etiquette, which includes covering your cough, is an important way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect those around us. These donated masks will not be used by caregivers as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for clinical care.

Support American Red Cross blood drives – There is an urgent need for blood donations and the American Red Cross is hosting blood drives throughout the community: https://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast.html

Curb-side drop-off hours for masks and supplies are Monday through Friday, March 30 to April 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations throughout Northeast Ohio:

  • Akron General Health and Wellness Center (4125 Medina Road, Akron, 44333)
  • Independence Family Health Center (Crown Center II, 5001 Rockside Road, Independence, 44131)
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Surgery Center Beachwood (26900 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 44122)
  • Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center (33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd., Avon, 44011)

Masks made at home may also be mailed to Cleveland Clinic, 8937 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44195.

Please note food will not be accepted at these drop off sites.

Full details about donations can be found here.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 67,554 employees worldwide are more than 4,520 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,026-bed health system that includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 18 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2019, there were 9.8 million total outpatient visits, 309,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 255,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CCforMedia and twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.