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Donation of personal protective equipment aids patient care at Adventist Health in the Central Valley


CENTRAL VALLEY – Associates and physicians with Adventist Health in the Central Valley received critical resources that will aid them on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19.

World Vision U.S recently delivered eight pallets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Hanford from their warehouse in Grand Prairie, Texas. The PPE items, which help minimize healthcare workers’ exposure to medical hazards, included 500 masks and 11,000 gowns, smocks and lab coats. The supplies were distributed between the four hospitals in Hanford, Reedley, Selma and Tulare, as well as laboratories and medical offices across the network.

“This donation is an incredible blessing to our team and communities,” says Andrea Kofl, president of Adventist Health in the Central Valley. “At a time when many are seeing significant shortages of medical supplies, this gift will help us to continue providing exceptional care to all our patients, while also protecting the health and safety of our associates.”

In addition to the PPE for healthcare workers, World Vision U.S. also donated 17 pallets of surplus retail home goods to the Inspire Hope Project, run by Central Valley Health Foundation. The Inspire Hope Project works with local nonprofit organizations who help distribute supplies to local families in need.

“Helping others is the basis of our mission of living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope,” says Ed Ammon, mission integration executive for Adventist Health in the Central Valley. “We thank World Vision U.S. for their support to make a difference in the communities we serve.”

World Vision U.S., a Christian humanitarian organization, works with retail and wholesale businesses, such as Costco, to provide surplus items to underprivileged communities. The organization began partnering with Adventist Health’s Inspire Hope Project in 2018.

Additional information about donating to Adventist Health in the Central Valley through Central Valley Health Foundation may be found online at