Hospitals very grateful for the outpouring of help from community

(March 23, 2020) – Mercy Health, with hospitals in Grand Rapids and Muskegon, announced plans to accept much-needed hospital supplies from area businesses and the community to support Mercy Health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Accepted supplies will include:

  • Masks & face shields
  • N-95 and CAPR masks
  • ISO (Isolation) gowns
  • Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) supplies
  • Disinfectant wipes (Lysol or Clorox)
  • Hand sanitizer

In addition, commercially prepared and packaged food items will be accepted.

At this time, health guidelines do not allow the use of hand-crafted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gowns, surgical masks and shields as they do not offer the same protection for nurses and other health care workers.

Donors are asked to contact Angela Paasche at  616-685-1426 (Grand Rapids donations) or Claudine Weber at or 231-672-3896 (Muskegon donations) to coordinate a donation of supplies.


About Mercy Health

Mercy Health is a regional, multi-campus, Catholic health care system serving West Michigan and the lakeshore with four hospital campuses, more than 90 physician offices, more than 1,300 medical staff physicians, more than 800 hospital beds and more than 9,000 colleagues, and hospice, home health and long-term care service offerings. Mercy Health Physician Partners, our multi-specialty medical group, employs more than 700 physicians and advanced practice professionals in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland and the lakeshore. Mercy Health has annual operating revenues of about $1.4 billion and returns about $80 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs. Mercy Health, a member of Trinity Health, is committed to being a trusted health partner for life, transforming the communities we serve, by providing high-quality care that is the most accessible, compassionate and personalized in West Michigan. Visit us at

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