How to Help our Local Hospitals Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Michael Fossbakk | April 13, 2020

Personal protection equipment is desperately needed by Metro Detroit hospitals. If you have equipment you can donate, see below for more info.

As Michigan does everything it can to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, hospitals are still overwhelmed.

New cases are still coming in every day and hospitals are in desperate need of new supplies. Personal protection items (PPIs), also known as personal protection equipment (PPE), are especially needed as they are critical to the safety of the frontline workers at these hospitals.

That is why the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are working with the State Emergency Operation Center as well as the Beaumont network of hospitals — Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Taylor, Trenton, Troy, and Wayne — to provide help in any way that we can. 

Our 38 Metro Detroit dealerships are donating all available PPIs from our dealerships to the Beaumont network of hospitals. This includes:

  • New or unused disposable face masks
  • N-95 masks (known as respirators)
  • Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disposable gowns
  • Wipes: bleach or anti-microbial
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Home-sewn reusable masks
  • Specialized items: Air Purifying Respirators, Nasal testing swabs, viral testing kits

If you have access to these needed items and can safely part with them, please find a way to donate to your local hospital. Below are some local hospitals that are accepting donations and how/where to donate. Needed items may differ by location. If you are unsure, please contact these locations ahead of time.

Beaumont Health

  • 26901 Beaumont Blvd., Southfield, MI 48033
    • Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 41695 Ecorse Rd., Van Buren Twp., MI 48184
    • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Detroit Medical Center

  • Please call (313) 966-9328 to inquire about making a donation

Henry Ford Health System

  • New and unused medical supplies can be donated at HFHS’s shipping and receiving docks:
    • Henry Ford corporate offices at 1 Ford Place Drive, Detroit, Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Henry Ford Allegiance Health, 205 N. East Ave., Jackson. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, 15855 19 Mile Road, Clinton Township. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, 2333 Biddle, Wyandotte. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

  • A collection bin can be found at the front entrance of this hospital in Rochester Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Corporate Services building in Warren also has a donation box at its entrance. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakland County

  • Please make donations at the Oakland County Farmers Market at 2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • If you are unable to drop off your donations, call (248) 858-5300 or email oakeoc@oakgov.com to contact the Emergency Operations Center and ask them to pick up your donations

University of Michigan health system

  • Visit the North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor where they have set up a drive-thru donation system
  • Address: 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
  • Time(s): Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Enter through Huron Parkway and follow the loading dock signs

St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Let us all do as much as we can to help those in need. If you are unable to donate PPIs to hospitals, consider donating a meal through Top 10 Cares, fostering an animal, or supporting local businesses.