St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center is one of the hospitals that took patients from around the state and Northwest region during the COVID-19 surge that stretched from fall to winter 2020. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)
A missing link in the supply chain is now keeping crutches from reaching the people who need them.
“Ongoing supply chain issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to shortages in aluminum,” a St. Luke’s Health System news release said.
Do you have new or gently used crutches, especially those made for adults? Here’s how you can help.
If you have more than five pairs of crutches to donate, you can drop them off at the St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center shipping and receiving building, at 330 N. 2nd St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, between Nov. 29 and Jan. 3.
If you have five or fewer pairs to donate, you can drop them off at these St. Luke’s locations Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., between Nov. 29 and Jan. 3:
St. Luke’s Clinic – Orthopedics, 600 N. Robbins Road, Suite 100, Boise
St. Luke’s Clinic – Family Health, 12080 W. McMillan Road, Boise
St. Luke’s Eagle Medical Plaza, Patient Registration, 3101 E. State St., Eagle
St. Luke’s Fruitland Medical Plaza, 1210 NW 16th St., Fruitland
St. Luke’s Jerome Medical Center, 709 N. Lincoln Ave., Jerome
St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Ketchum
St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center, 1010 State St., McCall
- Mountain Home
St. Luke’s Elmore Medical Center, 895 N. 6th E. St., Mountain Home
St. Luke’s Clinic – Family Medicine, 3165 E. Greenhurst Road, Nampa
- Twin Falls
St. Luke’s Clinic – Orthopedics, Spine and Plastic Surgery, 738 North College Road, Suite A, Twin Falls
For questions and other information, email [email protected].
The Treasure Valley’s other large hospital system, Saint Alphonsus Health System, doesn’t have a need for crutches at this time, a representative said.
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