JRMC calls for community help with COVID-19

     UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC) joins health systems across Iowa in securing enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to meet the needs of healthcare providers, staff, and patients during COVID-19.

     JRMC is working tirelessly to obtain PPE from every channel – government, the private sector, new innovative companies, and generous members of the public – to get the protective equipment that supports their patients and caregivers. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges they’ve ever faced. JRMC is continuing to do what they do every day: provide the best patient care possible.

     There are three key ways community members can get involved to support UnityPoint Health during this unprecedented pandemic.

Supply Donations

     JRMC is also collecting supplies at all drop-off locations. Supplies they’re currently collecting are:

     • N95 masks and KN95 masks

     • Procedure masks

     • Face shields

     • Plexiglass

     • Isolation-type gowns

     • Baby monitors with video capabilities

     • Homemade cloth masks (Olson pattern)


     JRMC has been overwhelmed by the generous offers they’re received from the community to make masks and support them in other ways. They’ve begun using these masks in areas of indirect patient care to help them preserve our supplies.

     JRMC asks that you follow the pattern and instructions at unitypoint.org/help when making masks. If you’ve already made masks using another pattern, that’s OK. They’ll take them!

UnityPoint Health Foundation

     The work of UPH’s Foundations is critical during times like these. Donations would be used to buy meals, gift cards, pay for new scrubs, and other support as needed. These items will also be accepted as donations.

     Please consider sending a donation to Jones Regional Medical Center, 1795 Highway 64 East, Anamosa, IA 52205, or drop off your generous donation to your local drop-off spot.

     Questions about donations or JRMC Foundation can be directed to Sheila Tjaden at Sheila.Tjaden@unitypoint.org or 319-481-6118.

Drop-off Locations:

     • Citizens State Bank (lobby entrance), 117 W. First St., Monticello, IA 52310

     • Citizens Bank (lobby), 215 E. Main St., Anamosa, IA 52205

     The most important thing everyone can do is to continue to practice physical distancing. Social distancing refers to public health interventions that can help stop infectious disease transmission by avoiding crowds and large gatherings such as weddings, concerts, conferences, sporting events, and mass transit. Best practice requires maintaining at least a 6-foot distance between yourself and others.

     For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov or the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) at idph.iowa.gov.


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