FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Director of Business Development, Marketing, and Communications
Lower Bucks Hospital Announces its Support for Ukraine
Bristol, PA (March 3, 2022) – Lower Bucks Hospital today announced its donation of unused items to provide immediate support to Ukraine, impacted by the current violence. The donation includes life-saving medical equipment, bedding, flashlights, baby bottles, first-aid kits, non-perishable foods and additional safety items.
“The strength and courage of the Ukrainian people are an inspiration to the world, and we are glad to do our part to support them in this time of need,” said Katrina Plachta, patient experience coordinator of Lower Bucks Hospital. “Being Ukrainian myself, I am concerned about the conflict in my homeland, and I am hopeful that the donations made by our employees will help those in need of care.”
With some three million people in Ukraine already in need of assistance, immediate medical support is required to prevent the country from spiraling even deeper into crisis that could impact millions of people.
“We are committed to helping those innocent civilian families in the middle of armed conflict by providing items to them,” said Lea Rodriguez, chief nursing offer of Lower Bucks Hospital. “This includes working through our regional hospitals and partnering with local community members.”
Lower Bucks Hospital is accepting donations until March 14. Items to be collected include protein bars, protein shakes and shakes on the go, towels, first-aid kits, knee pads, bandages, sleeping bags, rain jackets, bed sheets, baby bottles, phone charges, flashlights, thermals, baby formula, diapers and wipes, socks and new underwear, adult diapers, non-perishable food items, and canned food. You can drop off your donated items to the hospital’s main lobby from 8am-7pm. Call Katrina Plachta at (215) 785-9056 with any questions.
About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, radiology, wound care, and general surgery. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 700 employees. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.
About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com