The Denver Health Staff Nurse Council boxed and loaded more than 1,800 scrubs that were received during a recent scrubs recycling drive.
The gently used scrubs were delivered to Medical Missionaries, Inc. Denver Health employees donated scrubs that were no longer needed as result of a newly implemented dress code for providers who have direct contact with patients.
The new dress code policy makes it easier for Denver Health patients to know which group of professionals an employee represents during patient interactions.
Medical Missionaries is a non-profit that collects goods from community organizations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, businesses, churches, other non-profit organizations and individuals, and sends them to impoverished countries like Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Latin America/Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Denver Health, formerly known as Denver General Hospital, is the Rocky Mountain Region’s Level 1 academic trauma center, and the safety net hospital for the Denver area.
The Denver Health system, which integrates acute and emergency care with public and community health, includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, Denver Health Paramedic Division, eight family health centers, and 12 school-based health centers.
It also includes the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, NurseLine, Correctional Care, Denver CARES, Denver Public Health, the Denver Health Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics.