Ways To Help During COVID-19


Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from the community as our staff focuses their efforts on caring for their patients, colleagues and neighbors during this unprecedented outbreak. Thank you for your support! During this time, the following are specific ways you can help.


#1 Way to Help

Please practice social distancing and stay home! We can all do our part to flatten the curve and reduce the number of exposures to COVID-19.


Monetary Donations

A gift to Aspen Valley Hospital’s Emergency Fund will aid our efforts on every front as we work together to defeat COVID-19 and care for our community. Monetary gifts give AVH the greatest flexibility to direct funding where it is needed most — staffing, supplies, technology and equipment are all areas where funds are needed. 

 Click here to make an online donation, or you can call the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation office at 970-544-1302 to make a gift by phone. Checks can be made payable to Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation Emergency Fund and mailed to: 0401 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611. ATTN: AVH Foundation Emergency Fund. For any questions about donations, please feel free to call us at 970-544-1302 or email us at avhf@aspenhospital.org.


Supplies and Equipment Donations

AVH’s Materials Management team has worked diligently to ensure we have medical-grade masks and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for our medical personnel. AVH is gladly accepting donations of N95 masks in their original, factory-sealed packages on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm at AVH’s loading dock. Call the Foundation office at 970-544-1302 for information on how to donate homemade masks, or if you need assistance with coordinating your donation or determining if we are able to accept your donation. 


Food Donations

Many of our gracious community members have expressed wanting to provide meals for our staff, many of whom are working around the clock to maintain full operational readiness at AVH. At this time, we are not accepting food donations from community members due to health and safety reasons. If you would like your donation to support feeding our hospital staff, we ask that you consider making a monetary contribution to AVH’s “Feeding the Frontlines” fund. Click here to donate to AVHF's Emergency Fund and note "Feeding the Frontlines." This fund will only be used for providing meals to our staff through our food services department and department of health-inspected commercial kitchens at local restaurants. 
 
Please respect our request and do not bring food donations to the hospital campus. Not only does it defy the local Stay at Home Public Health Order, but it also disregards the hospital's policy on only coming onto the campus if you have medical needs. 


Blood Donations

The next blood drive at AVH is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23rd. Blood drives at AVH are made possible with the use of St. Mary’s Blood Mobile out of Grand Junction. During this time, St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center is open and is accepting donations Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, at 750 Wellington Avenue, Entrance 26 in Grand Junction, Colo. Healthy donors can make an appointment to donate blood by calling St. Mary’s at 970-298-2555.


Volunteering

AVH has maintained a full complement of essential staff, as well as leveraged regional and state resources in preparation for a surge in COVID-19-related patients. At this point, we are asking for community members to stay home and follow the Public Heath Order — this is truly the most impactful way for everyone to contribute. If you have medical training, with current certifications, please reach out to Beverly Patera (bpatera@aspenhospital.org) as she is developing a list of volunteers and their applicable skillsets should AVH need to deploy a community-wide call to action in the event of a surge that is not able to be managed with our current resources.


Thank you! 

We want the community to know how touched we are by the support we’ve already received, and also want to ask for your understanding of the limitations on what we can and cannot accept in terms of donations of supplies, time and food. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you — knowing we have such strong support from our friends, family and neighbors is paramount to our success in battling this crisis. For questions on any donations, please feel free to contact the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation office at 970-544-1302 or email us at avhf@aspenhospital.org.

 

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.1120

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