You can make a difference

The COVID-19 global health crisis is a reminder that we’re all in this together. At this time, the most effective ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 is to practice the following: 

  • Practice social distancing whenever possible (avoiding large public gatherings).
  • Proper handwashing -- wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Stay home if you are sick -- from work, from school, from church, from running errands, etc.
  • Wear your mask in public, especially in places where it's hard to practice social distancing.

Sew reusable face masks

Supplies of personal protective equipment are running low during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our orders for standard and disposable masks are on backorder due to increased demand and issues with the supply chain.

That’s why Logansport Memorial Hospital is joining other Indiana hospitals in asking for donations of face masks to protect our staff.

Learn more about CDC-acceptable masks

CDC-acceptable face masks for COVID-19

Face mask directions

The CDC has stated that if all other supplies are not available, healthcare providers may use handmade face masks that meet their specifications.

The following instructions are based on the pattern provided by the Turban Project, but they include a few modifications. If you or an organization you work with is interested in sewing face masks for the LMH staff, please follow these guidelines below to ensure they meet the CDC criteria:

Download the face mask pattern (pdf)

Face mask tips

  • Use tightly-woven, 100% cotton fabric on both sides of the masks. Please do not use flannel fabric.
  • When choosing a cotton fabric, please remember that both women and men in a variety of roles may wear these masks.
  • Place finished masks in a sealed, clear Ziploc bag before dropping off to LMH. Use a different Ziploc bag for each group of masks by size (men, women, and children).
  • When you are ready to drop off your masks, please call (574) 753-1414 to arrange for delivery. A team member will meet you in a facility parking lot at a pre-arranged time for your drop-off.
  • Any surplus masks will be distributed to other organizations in need, specifically to our community healthcare partners (including those working in long-term care and EMS) as well as any others requesting assistance.

LMH will disinfect these masks and use them repeatedly as needed, under the relaxed guidelines from the CDC during the face mask supply shortage as a way to protect our staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a Donation

Every employee is an essential part of our team, from the doctors and nurses on the front lines, to the employees in Nutritional Services, Environmental Services, and Information Systems, just to name a few departments.

We are all working together to ensure that LMH operates safely and effectively every day, especially throughout this time of need.

As we navigate through our rapidly changing response to COVID-19, the LMH Foundation will continue our fundraising efforts to provide our caregivers and staff with the tools and spaces they require to care for our patients.

Make a donation