The very health care professionals who take care of us continue to need our care.
The University of Mississippi campus has an ever-growing need for health care services, yet the demands being placed on University Health Services by COVID-19 have never been greater. And, as the university prepares for the fall, these needs will only increase.
Gifts to University Health Services will allow the Student Health Center and Employee Health Services to continue to procure personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves and face shields. This equipment is crucial for the treatment of possible COVID-19 patients.
University Health Services is also in need of electrostatic sprayers and disinfectant to quickly sanitize rooms and surfaces between seeing patients. Electrostatic spray is electrically charged allowing the appropriate disinfectants to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for a more thorough cleaning. This has added significance in the face of a pandemic, when extreme measures of disinfecting patient care areas are needed to keep patients safe.
In an effort to maximize efficiency and the number of patients it can serve, Health Services is planning to secure an additional site for COVID-19 testing. Financial support is needed to equip this space with necessary equipment, such as freezers for specimen storage, IT equipment for medical record access and general medical supplies for operations.
The doctors, nurses and staff at Ole Miss are on the front lines of this pandemic. We are inspired by our health care providers’ dedication to the UM family.With your support, they will continue to be there for us. Thank you!