Donate masks, gowns, gloves, medical supplies to Prisma Health for health care workers fighting COVID-19


After receiving “countless inquiries” from area businesses, community organizations and individuals, Prisma Health is beginning to accept donations of high-demand supplies and equipment to help its health care professionals combat COVID-19.

The health care system, which owns Sumter’s Tuomey Hospital, is accepting:

  • N-95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Splash-guard face shields
  • Goggles
  • Non-Latex gloves
  • Reusable or disposable isolation gowns
  • No-contact infrared thermometers calibrated for humans and ventilators

Disposable and single-use personal protective equipment must be new and sterile.

Prisma is not accepting homemade masks for health care workers but said officials are working with community partners to identify organizations that can use homemade masks.

To donate supplies, contact Berri Heinz, manager of Procurement and Supplier Diversity for Prisma, at

Allow three business days for a response to supplies-related inquiries.

For more information on how to receive an in-kind donation form for tax purposes, go to