COLUMBUS, OH – March, 26, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the availability of medical supplies for hospitals across the country and in central Ohio. To help prevent a shortage of medical supplies while manufacturers are getting up to speed, Dr. Melissa Brown and her husband Troy, owners of Murray Hill Family Dental, are challenging small practices like theirs to donate personal protective equipment to central Ohio healthcare systems. Last week, their practice donated more than $2,000 worth of equipment including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and medical gowns.
“This is the time for all of us to help our fellow medical professionals who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They need our support, and donating supplies is a way we can keep them safe and help prevent the spread of this disease,” said Dr. Melissa Brown. “By creating a social media challenge, we hope the visibility will encourage practices to do their part.”
To participate in the challenge, practices are encouraged to collect items and donate them to four central Ohio healthcare systems. Before making the donation, take a photo or video of the supplies and post the content on social media using #medicalsupplychallenge. Healthcare systems including OhioHealth, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel Health System and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, are working together to provide a safe, convenient way to donate supplies at medical locations. Follow this link for more information: https://newsroom.ohiohealth.com/central-ohio-health-systems-announce-collaborative-effort-to-coordinate-collection-of-medical-supplies/
“Our goal is to have more than two dozen practices donate their supplies and post about their efforts using #MedicalSupplyChallenge within the next week,” said Dr. Brown. “It’s the right thing to do, and it shows the community how all medical professionals are united in this fight against COVID-19.”
Murray Hill Dental is located in West Columbus and Westerville, and its staff works hard to provide a team-focused approach in delivering exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit https://murrayhillfamilydental.com.