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4/16/2018

Medication Take-Back and Medical Equipment Drive


Green Bay – Area residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of unneeded medications and/or donate home medical equipment and supplies during an event at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center on Saturday, April 28.
 
The Medication Take-Back and Medical Equipment Drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items will be collected near the Emergency Department entrance of the hospital, located at 1726 Shawano Ave. in Green Bay.
 
Medication Take-Back:
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications accepted
  • Cross out identifying information on the containers
  • Liquid medications should be kept in the original bottle, then placed in plastic bags
  • Items that contain mercury, syringes, needles, non-medical inhalers and medications from organizations and businesses will not be accepted
Medical Equipment Donations:
  • Crutches and slings
  • Eyeglasses
  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Dressing, gauze and tape
  • Canes and other types of home medical equipment and supplies
  • Hygiene kit supplies including hand towels, washcloths, bar soap, combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • All items must be clean and in good condition
The Medication Take-Back event is organized through HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, in conjunction with the Green Bay Police Department. All donations made to the Medical Equipment Drive support Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach.
 
Attention Media:  If you are interested in gathering photographs, video and/or interviews at the Medication Take-Back and Medical Equipment Drive, please contact Angela Deja, public relations coordinator, at (715) 271-7707 prior to your arrival.  Interviews will be available 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
 
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About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center have been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. With HSHS St. Vincent being the largest tertiary care hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s location on Green Bay’s west side, patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Affiliates of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospitals primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. Both hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
 
About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

Media Contacts


Angela Deja
Public Relations Coordinator
angela.deja@hshs.org
(920) 272-3360

Dana Jermstad
Senior Communications and Public Relations Manager
dana.jermstad@hshs.org
(920) 429-1752
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