Bracing for the Cold, Eagleville Staff Step Up
As is so often the case in healthcare, providers at Eagleville Hospital go above and beyond to ensure that the basic needs of their patients are met. And these efforts donâ€™t stop with the care they provide for people with behavioral health and substance use disorders.
â€œPeople often come to Eagleville with little more than the clothes they have on their back,â€ explains Emily Masslofsky, Quality and Patient Advocate Coordinator, Eagleville Hospital. â€œAnd many of them are poorly prepared for cold weather.â€
This fact is the driving force behind the hospitalâ€™s annual coat drive. Each year, Eagleville staff step up in a huge way â€“ donating new or gently-used coats for patients. This yearâ€™s haul, which was gathered over several months, made a significant impact and will help many patients.
â€œItâ€™s nice to see how much our staff cares for the patients and how much theyâ€™re willing to give both professionally and personally to help them get back on their feet,â€ she says.
While the coat drive is restricted to staff participation, Masslofsky emphasizes that anyone who would like to help meet the needs of Eaglevilleâ€™s patients, can do so by contributing to the hospitalâ€™s Patient Emergency Fund. Contributions to this fund help staff provide patients with eyeglasses, personal care items, clothing, shoes and transportation. To learn more and download a donation form, please visit https://www.eagleville.org/giving/immediate-impact-giving/.