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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center sets up process to receive donations in support of staff during COVID-19 outbreak

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has established new guidelines to enable the community to donate prepared food and gift cards in support of Penn State Health providers and staff.

“We have been overwhelmed by an outpouring of support from the community for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Mona Miliner, vice president of operations. “We’ve been contacted by countless people who want to help, so we modified our policies to provide the right kind of guidance for these donations and accept the community’s good will in an organized way.”

A process has been established to accept credit cards, checks and in-kind food donations designated specifically for the encouragement and support of hospital staff. Deliveries of prepared food must be scheduled in advance to comply with safety protocols and ensure proper distribution inside the facility.

Residents are reminded to follow the changing guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office about leaving their homes for nonessential travel. Individuals are encouraged to consolidate their essential trips with drop-off activities.

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