LOUISVILLE, Ky- UofL Health has made a large donation to support the relief effort in eastern Kentucky following the recent flooding. UofL Health donated $25,000 to the Red Cross to help those affected by the floods.

Thousands have been impacted by the recent flooding leaving hospitals and medical centers in need for help.

“My family is from Eastern Kentucky”, said Aaron Richardson, manager of supply chain services for UofL Health. “So, it kind of hits close to home knowing what that community is going through.”

UofL Health also sent a large donation of medical supplies to help the eastern Kentucky community. Earlier this week, UofL Health packed six pallets of medical supplies into a semi to be delivered to Whitesburg, Kentucky.

The package includes bandages, saline solution, gloves, IV start kits and more. The medical care package is worth an estimated $15,000.

“Supplies are so much a part of how you care for patients,” said Bob VanBuskirk, Vice President of Supply chain operations for UofL Health. “Our mission is to provide high quality care and, in some cases, help others do the same.”

The donation shows that UofL Health’s commitment and dedication to quality care extends past Jefferson County, and to the entire commonwealth.

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