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MetroHealth supplying clothes to emergency room patients who had theirs cut off to save their life

Posted: 4:03 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 15:27:07-05
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CLEVELAND — The emergency room staff at MetroHealth Medical Center sees patients with everything from gunshot wounds to domestic violence victims to broken arms and upset stomachs.

Lots of patients need their clothes cut off of them, but many of them don't have family or friends to bring them something to change into when they leave.

Instead, for quite awhile, those patients were sent home in thin hospital gowns or paper suits.

Now that's all changed. Nurses can head to a special section in the hospital to get clothes.

"I just had a patient I had to cut all of her clothes off because she broke her arm and the most upsetting thing to her was that her clothing was cut off cause she doesn't have anything, so I was able to come back and get her multiple shirts, a coat to go home with and she was the most grateful for that," said registered nurse Amanda Jorski.

The Community of Saint Peter Church on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland is helping the closet stay fully stocked.

"This program makes it very easy for us to respond immediately, regularly and we know the need is being met," said Pastor Administrator Bob Kloos.

If you want to donate, you can bring clothing in person to the main reception desk of MetroHealth towers located at 2500 MetroHealth Drive or contact The Community of Saint Peter Church.