Fairhaven Public School Department Loans 100 iPads

The Fairhaven Public School Department has loaned 100 iPads to Southcoast Health to help our staff meet health care demands amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The loan from Fairhaven Public Schools comes at a crucial time for Southcoast. Additional iPads help meet patient care needs. They help support medical treatment in our surge facilities, patient communication with families, and prompt access to medical records.

“We appreciate the bravery and resolve of our local health care professionals during these unprecedented times,” Nicole Verronneau Potter, Director of Technology says. “The School Department wanted to provide support, hoping we could alleviate some burden of day-to-day operations in this new world. Making a positive impact by collaborating and sharing available resources is a step forward in our community’s move through this pandemic.”

Southcoast Health is thankful and fortunate to be surrounded by such a supportive community. Thank you to Nicole, Fairhaven Public Schools, and all who have reached out to help!

Ways to Help

As we continue to respond to this crisis, we will need your support now more than ever before. Here are just a few ways you can help:

Be Informed, Be Smart, Be Safe: This is most important! Adhere to social distancing guidelines and stay home. Follow us on social media and visit our webpage for the latest resources and updates on COVID-19, including information on our telehealth services and our COVID-19 Nursing Triage Hotline (508-973-1919) for individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Our COVID-19 Nursing Triage Hotline is monitored Monday through Friday from 7am – 7pm and on weekends from 8am – 5pm.

Donate personal protective equipment (PPE): If you or your employer has access to PPE, such as N95 respirators, surgical masks, face shields or even hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol-based), please click here.

Give blood: This pandemic has caused a shortage in our country’s blood supply, and donations are critically needed. Your next opportunity to give blood at a Southcoast site is currently May 1, noon to 5, at Charlton Memorial. Make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or book online here.

Make a financial gift: Our physicians and providers, nurses, clinical staff and support services are on the frontlines, and thousands of employees are working behind the scenes. It is a true team effort for everyone here. A donation in any amount to the Southcoast Health Annual Fund will help provide the resources essential to addressing the most urgent needs of our caregivers. Your contribution will help ensure they have the proper equipment, supplies and support to continue delivering exceptional care to every patient in our community. To donate, click here.

Go red for #SouthcoastFrontlines: Show your support for Southcoast Health’s frontline staff and our region’s first responders by going red with lights, banners, ribbons, hearts, and decorations outside your home. Red Southcoast Health flags are available for purchase on our More Store. 100% of the sale price for each flag sold will go directly to our Annual Fund. Post your photos on social media with the hashtag #SouthcoastFrontlines.

If you or your employer would like to volunteer, a loan or donate to Southcoast Health, please visit, https://www.southcoast.org/ways-to-give/

Photo by Peter Pereira