Help fight the coronavirus pandemic

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Help fight the coronavirus pandemic

A gift to the Centra Foundation’s Greatest Need fund will allow your local healthcare system to quickly respond to the current and changing demands of the COVID pandemic in a variety of ways: purchase ventilators, equipment and supplies such as PPE (personal protective equipment), support our caregivers, establish ancillary treatment areas for potential patient surges, provide public health education, and more.  Your donations have already purchased six new ventilators and five digital portable x-ray machines this year.

Read more about where your recent gifts have made a difference:
NEO One vehicle photo

NEO ONE joined the Centra fleet in the spring of 2019 thanks to the generosity of our many donors.  Our fully customized neonatal ambulance is outfitted with the advanced technologies of an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and can safely transport our most vulnerable patients. NEO ONE can pick up critically ill newborns throughout an 8,000 square mile area and provide crucial early interventions during transport to the Level 3 NICU at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital.  Click here to learn more.

Exterior photo of CAN Building

Donor support provided significant funding for the 2018 opening of the Holcombe H. Hurt Community Health Center in downtown Lynchburg. The health center, a collaborative venture between Centra, the Free Clinic of Central Virginia, and the Community Access Network, was established to take some of the patient load off Centra’s busy emergency department, which operates at 105-110% capacity. Click here to learn more.