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Hospice nonprofit asks for donated supplies

Chapters Health System President Andrew Moloksy says the workers need hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment.
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Chapters Health System is running low on supplies for hospice workers.

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. — The country's largest nonprofit doing end of life care needs your help to restock its supply of hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment like gloves, masks and gowns.

Chapters Health System is based in Temple Terrace. It takes care of 25,000 Floridians each year who are frail and sick at places like LifePath, Good Shepherd and HPH.

Workers also go into people's homes. Before the coronavirus outbreak, Chapters had a fair amount of supplies on hand, but the workers are now relying on each a shipment as the boxes come in.

“While we've certainly worked through that supply and don't want to find ourselves in that situation, we're not in a position where we have to do any rationing as of today; but like we said with that shipment to shipment situation, we don't want to be in that spot,” Chapters Health System President Andrew Moloksy told 10News.

Molosky says the Agency for Health Care Administration has been trying to get more supplies; but with every other state needing the same, AHCA hasn't been able to meet the need. 

A spokesperson for AHCA says, "The Agency works to connect any health care provider that come to us with supply issues with their local county emergency operations center. Local EOCs coordinate supplies in their area when providers cannot get these supplies through their regular supply chain or if supply deliveries are going to be delayed."

If you can help, you can contact Chapters at foundation@chaptershealth.org or (813) 871-8444.

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