The Heart Care and Intensive Care units at Southern Ohio Medical Center are partnering with the Student Nurses Association‹Shawnee State University to host the hospital¹s annual “Cold Hands…Warm Hearts”
“Every year our employees work to ensure that our community members are provided with quality care, both in and outside the hospital,” Chad Bragdon, registered nurse of the SOMC Heart Care Unit and coordinator of the project, said. “Whether it be through department donations or collaborations with other organizations, we always try to go above and beyond to extend a hand to others in need‹especially during the holiday season.”
Bragdon explained that from now until Friday, Jan. 13, the SOMC and SSU teams will be accepting donations of new and gently used mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets and other winter accessories. The collected items will then be donated to homeless shelters and agencies throughout the community that help those in need.
“We really want to warm the hands and hearts of our community, so any sort of donation is welcomed,” Bragdon added. “We’re so appreciative of the support we receive and we’re hoping for a large collection of items once again this year.”
Those who wish to donate items may drop them off in the collection boxes located in the Heart Care Unit on the SOMC Main Campus, 1805 27th St., Portsmouth. If you have any other significant items that you would like to donate, or have any questions about the campaign, please call the SOMC Heart Care Unit at 740-356-1800.