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Your Healthy Family: How you can help UCHealth employees through coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 2:04 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 14:14:41-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — As our community faces an unprecedented health pandemic, UCHealth employees are ready to support the health care needs of Southern Colorado. You can help them as they work tirelessly to improve lives.

DONATE TO THE HEALTH CARE WORKER RELIEF FUND - HERE [UCHealthmemorialcares.org]

UCHealth has made a commitment of $1M to support our employees throughout Colorado with short-term financial assistance to meet their critical needs. Right now, your health care professionals need assistance with things like:

Daycare costs - Ensuring their little ones and elders that they care for are in safe and secure environments so they can focus on the task of caring for our community.

Hardship - It is inevitable that some of our health care professionals will experience COVID-19 either personally or have a loved one who contracts this illness. Your gift ensures that the financial burden that the financial burden of time away from work creates is lifted – so that they can focus on healing.

Mental Health - During these tumultuous times, self-care and personal mental wellness is paramount. UCHealth offers counseling services to employees at no-cost to them. Your donations will directly offset those costs and provide opportunities for health care employees to take time from their work schedule to attend visits with mental health professionals (either at home virtual visits, or in-office).

How can you help? - We are asking you to partner with UCHealth to give back to those who give so much of their time, talents, and heart to ensure that we live extraordinary here in Southern Colorado and throughout our great state.

We are able to accept unused, commercially produced personal protective equipment (PPE) in original packaging. We appreciate that people from throughout Colorado and beyond are making masks they would like to offer our health care workers, but we are unable to accept those for use at this time. A donation shed for eye protection and goggles, face shields, surgical masks, N95 masks, sterile gloves and disposable gowns has been set up at the Memorial Administrative Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in Colorado Springs. The drop-off site is located on the south side of the building adjacent to the visitor parking area.

Any funds not used to respond to urgent employee needs during the COVID-19 outbreak will be transferred to the existing UCHealth Employee Hardship Relief Fund, which supports employees facing urgent needs on an ongoing basis, and to employee-focused mental health and counseling funds.

UCHealth is a proud sponsor of Your Healthy Family