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Published: July 31, 2020


THE MAURY REGIONAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A 10,000 GRANT FROM THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER NASHVILLE’S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND.  ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE THE FUNDS ARE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19, WHICH THE FOUNDATION WILL UTILIZE TO SUPPORT MAURY REGIONAL HEALTH’S MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT BY PROVIDING EQUIPMENT TO ALLOW THE UNIT TO CONTINUE SAFELY OPERATING DURING THE PANDEMIC. THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS INCLUDE PURCHASING ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTING LIGHTS TO CLEAN THE UNIT; COOLING MISTERS, PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONERS AND A MOBILE PRIVACY SHELTER FOR SERVING PATIENTS UNDER THE UNIT’S CANOPY AS OPPOSED TO INSIDE TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING; AND ADDITIONAL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS. SINCE THE ONSET OF THE PANDEMIC EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE MOBILE UNIT TEAM HAS CONTINUED TO STAY IN CONTACT WITH MANY OF THE PEOPLE THEY SERVE: HELPING TO NAVIGATE EMERGENT HEALTH CARE CHALLENGES, DISTRIBUTING WATER, HAND SANITIZER AND FACE MASKS TO THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS AND CHECKING IN WITH REGULAR PATIENTS AND THE ELDERLY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19.