The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) need help.

TORCH supports rural and community hospitals, staff and the patients they serve. They develop specialized programs, education, activities and services. They provide advocacy to elected officials and regulatory entities. And they support local access and delivery of health care service to rural residents.

In short, TORCH is the collective voice for rural hospitals in Texas.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the frontline of these hospitals are struggling with equipment needs. So far, TORCH has purchased 100,000 PPEs and will start distributing them this Friday. They are also working on N95 masks, gloves, faceshields, sanitizers and much more.

Any donated funds they receive will help to offset their costs.

“Through our extensive involvement with rural hospitals, we have witnessed first-hand over the years, how TORCH’s relevant expertise and resources has enabled rural facilities to address and solve many challenges. This challenge is unique but know that TORCH will be integral to the successful effort by rural hospitals to confront and defeat this challenge.” – Rick Burnight, Principal, O’Connell Robertson

For many years, TORCH has held a semi-annual conference, connecting rural hospital leaders and staff which is critical in times such as now. Unfortunately, their spring conference, scheduled for next month in Dallas, had to be cancelled in an effort to try and curtail the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to help TORCH and all of the rural hospitals they serve, O’Connell Robertson has joined other Conference Sponsors in donating their sponsorship funds to help with this equipment shortage.

You and your organization can help too. Learn more here.

Thank you. Let’s get through this together.