Emergency Fund Efforts
EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND - MCLAREN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
As the extraordinary health care crisis closes doors in our northern Michigan community and around the globe, our doors remain open as they have for over 100 years. Every day, our staff arrive at McLaren Northern Michigan with one intention – to care for patients. Your support of this fund enables us to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and our community during this unprecedented time.
As this situation continues to evolve, generous and concerned individuals are asking how they can help. This fund will ensure that McLaren Northern Michigan is equipped with the resources and flexibility required to meet the critical and emerging needs of our hospital, our caregivers and our patients in times of crisis.
McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation also established the Emergency Response Fund to ensure that the hospital has the resources and flexibility to meet critical and emerging needs in times of crisis. Gifts to the McLaren Northern Michigan Emergency Response Fund will provide local support for:
- The purchase of masks, gowns, gloves and other essential personal protective equipment required to ensure the health and safety of our healthcare team
- Medical supplies and equipment for the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, or other clinical areas as a result of high demand
- Patient assistance
- Programs, services, staff education, and other critical needs that develop during a health-related crisis
“The entire McLaren Northern Michigan staff is making heroic efforts to combat COVID-19,” said Patrick Schulte, McLaren Northern Michigan Chief Development Officer. “There’s a national shortage of medical supplies and hospitals like ours are working hard to have enough resources to care for the number of patients we anticipate treating.”
“No one knows what the next weeks or months will bring but what we do know is that we have an amazing community who has stepped up to help us care for our loved ones, friends and neighbors,” he continued. “We would be grateful for donations of these supplies to help our caregivers stay safe as they treat every patient who needs them.”