BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Medical supplies and medicines donated by Ballad Health are on their way to the suffering people of Ukraine.
On Tuesday, Ballad Health provided a photo of Bristol Regional Medical Center supply chain department staff preparing items for donation. A spokesperson for Ballad said the health system provided three pallets of medical supplies and medications, including antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals, as well as surgical gases and blood pressure medication. The three pallets were picked up Tuesday morning from BRMC and will be transported to Nashville on Wednesday where the military will transport them to Ukraine, Ballad said.
Yesterday Ballad Chairman and CEO Alan Levine announced the donation saying the Johnson City-based health system would join other health systems in providing medical supplies and medicines “which we hope will quickly reach the front lines where they are needed.”
TEMA spokesman Dean Flener said multiple agencies as well as the state of Tennessee are working with Tennessee hospitals to collect donations for Ukrainian refugees. The effort is “ongoing” and more details will be released soon, he said.