Donors Impact the Fight Against COVID-19
Our donors have significantly helped support Providence's COVID-19 Response. Please continue to help.
The COVID-19 outbreak is quickly becoming the largest pandemic our world has ever seen. Hospitals and health systems are preparing for a massive surge of patients affected by the COVID-19 virus. Our 51 hospitals and 1,085 clinics in Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, are located in many of the communities hardest-hit by COVID-19.
Before the outbreak, our health system cared for more than 5 million patients a year—we’re anticipating an exponential increase in 2020. Your support will directly protect caregivers so they can continue their important work, and keep our communities safer during this unprecedented global pandemic. It is imperative that we all work together—quickly, compassionately and effectively—to save as many lives as possible. The following outlines how your donations have helped and will continue to help Providence respond to this pandemic.
Please continue to support our efforts.
How Your Support is Helping
Providence Battle COVID-19
Protecting Our Patients and
Caregivers on the FrontLines
Demand for PPE is incredibly high, while supply remains low. Our emerging partnerships with global manufacturers have given us hope, but we anticipate a significant cost to our system in order to purchase millions of units of gloves, masks, gowns, and face shields. We are also in need of ventilators.
Highlighting The Need For Masks
2019 vs. 2020
In 2019, 51 Providence hospitals used 250,000 masks all year.
In early 2020, ONE HOSPITAL—Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington— used 250,000 within 2 months.
A GIFT OF $25
Equals 100 Gloves
A GIFT OF $50
Equals 100 Masks
A GIFT OF $100
Equals 25 Face Shields
A GIFT OF $500
Equals 100 PPE Kits
A GIFT OF $1,000
Equals 1/10 share of a Ventilator
A GIFT OF $10,000
Equals 1 Ventilator
Launching an Innovative
COVID-19 Data Analytics Platform
More immediately, our team at Providence has used data from Washington, Oregon, and California to roll out a pilot of the Coronavirus Epidemic Registry and Emergency Data platform. This platform offers real-time data that helps us predict the spread of the virus, project emergency room surge, better define how patients present with COVID-19, and identify patients who are at increased risk of deterioration.
With your continued support, we hope to roll out this platform to all 51 Providence hospitals.
Supporting Our Providence Caregivers
Our caregivers are working long hours with little time off. You support allows us to build a Helping Hands Fund, which is a long-standing program that provides transportation, housing for those who must live apart from their families to avoid spreading the virus, child care, food, rent assistance, etc., during times of crisis. If our caregivers are cared for, they can care for others.
Establishing an Emergency Safety Net Fund To Support Patients and Families
As a nonprofit health system, Providence is committed to supporting our most vulnerable patients—diverse, low-in- come, rural, chronically ill, and under or uninsured commu- nities. U.S. unemployment could reach 20% or higher, which means these populations will need help managing the cost of COVID-19 screening and treatment, as well as child care, housing, transportation, food, lost wages and more.
Increasing and Expanding Coronavirus Research
Learning as much as possible about the virus and finding effective treatments will save lives and resources.
Current Clinical Trials Include:
Increasing COVID-19 Testing
The Providence System Genomics Lab based in Portland, Ore., recently became the first location in our system, and Oregon, to test patient samples in-house for COVID-19. We currently have the capacity to conduct 500-600 tests per day, with same-day results (versus five to six days in a commercial lab).
Your donation will help us purchase new testing instruments and support staff to conduct round-the-clock testing.