A Plea from your local Physicians….
Today is November 16, 2020. Since Friday, Nov. 13, 7,234 people in Kansas have tested positive for COVID-19 and 104 have been hospitalized due to the virus.
THIS IS REAL.
But these aren’t just numbers. These are people. People you know and care about. Your mom. Your dad. Your grandparents. Your husband. Your wife. Your kids. Your partner. Your friends. Your neighbors. Your co-workers.
It’s also about protecting the people who keep our communities going. First responders. Essential workers. Healthcare workers.
But we get it. You’re tired. We are too.
We also understand you’re hearing mixed messages about what you should do. About what works.
You trust us to care for you when you’re sick...right? We’re asking you trust us when we say:
You have the power. Every. Single. One. Of. You.
The power to keep yourself safe and to keep people around you safe - it’s simple and it doesn’t cost much.
- Wear a mask - Wash your hands - Keep your distance – Cooperate with contact tracers –
- Avoid indoor gatherings with those not in your immediate family or “bubble” -
- Get tested if you have COVID symptoms, quarantine until results known –
– Stay home when sick – Limit crowd interaction - Quarantine when told - Get your flu shot-
If we all take these small actions, we can turn this around and keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
As healthcare providers, we stand united in our commitment to care for the health, well-being, and safety of our communities. We will be here for you when you need us.
Please do your part to be there when we need you.
MHK Clinical Task Force Executive Committee
Hank Doering, MD- General Surgeon, Surgical Associates
Kate Dove, DO- Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates
Matt Floersch, MD- Internal Medicine, CenterPointe Physicians
Kyle Goerl, MD- Family & Sports Medicine, Lafene Health Center, Kansas State University
Cary Herl, MD- Family Medicine, Candlewood Clinic
Ryan Knopp, MD- Family Medicine, Stonecreek Family Physicians
James Lehman, MD- Emergency Medicine, Ascension Via Christi Hospital-Manhattan
Segen Chase, MD- Internal Medicine, CenterPointe Physicians
Feeding Our Healthcare Heroes
Are you looking for a way to show appreciation for healthcare workers? Please consider a donation to the Feeding Our Healthcare Heroes program. The goal of the program is to provide meals for essential associates working onsite at the hospital. The intent is to continue the program during the pandemic.
Here’s how the program works: If you are a food business and want to donate meals, contact the foundation office by email or call 785-587-5462. It is important all donations be scheduled and coordinated. Your business will be recognized for the generous contribution.
If you are a business owner or individual who prefers to make a monetary donation to Feeding Our Healthcare Heroes, the preference is an online donation to the “Area of Greatness Need.” Checks may be made payable to Mercy Community Health Foundation and mailed to 1823 College Ave., Manhattan, KS, 66502.
The cost to provide a meal for all associates is approximately $300. Monetary donations at all levels are greatly appreciated and will be combined if necessary to provide as many meals as possible.
In addition to feeding our healthcare heroes, monetary donations to the program help our local economy by supporting our restaurants and food vendors. We know they are working hard as well, and this is a way we can give back in these unprecedented times.
If you have any questions regarding the program or other medical supplies the hospital is accepting, please email Tina Rockhold, development director, or call 785-587-5462. Thank you for your support. TOGETHER we are taking care of our community!
Philanthropy, in its greatest sense, is to identify and exercise one's values and to show compassion, caring and a hope for future health and wellness in ourselves and in others. Simply making a donation to the Mercy Community Health Foundation exercises the desire to live in a healthy community and to support others in their quest for leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Donating ones resources is one way to leave an impact that has no limits. Speak with our Foundation Director today about giving options.
Ways to Give
Cash Gifts ~ Pledges ~ Annual Giving ~ Planned Gifts
Gifts of Securities ~ Life Insurance ~ Annuities
Gifts of Real Property ~ Matching Gifts ~ Memorial Gifts ~ Tribute Gifts
With kindness, caring and setting an example, our volunteers make a deep impact daily through their efforts.
While being of service to others, you are enabling community members, their families and their friends, the opportunity for a higher quality of life. The Mercy Community Health Foundation utilizes volunteers for a variety of committees directly impacting the foundation's mission.
Get in touch with Mercy Community Health Foundation to learn more about our initiatives and how you can get involved.