Published on January 24, 2022

Sturdy Memorial Distributes FREE Covid-19 Test Kits to the Community

ATTLEBORO, MA – January 24, 2022 – Sturdy Memorial remains dedicated to actively reducing the spread of COVID-19 within our community. As COVID-19 cases sweep across our nation and neighborhoods, the demand for at-home COVID-19 tests continues to  skyrocket. As you may have seen on the news or during a visit to a local pharmacy, at-home test kits are very hard to come by.

In support of early, accessible identification of the COVID virus, Sturdy Memorial took the lead in purchasing a supply of at-home COVID-19 test kits to place in the hands of our community residents. During a recent event at our new state-of-the-art medical facility, located at 100 O’Neil Boulevard in Attleboro, Sturdy Memorial distributed 2,500 free at home test kits for our community via a drive-thru event.

“COVID-19 continues to be prevalent in our communities and with the infectiousness of the Omicron variant we felt it was necessary to get as many COVID-19 tests kits as possible into the hands of our community,” said Aimee Brewer, President and CEO of Sturdy Memorial. “By equipping our community members with the tools to test themselves, we hope to help halt the spread of the Omicron variant”

Pictured in photo (from left to right): Justine Zilliken, Vice President, Strategy & Service Line Development; Aimee Brewer, President and CEO, Sturdy Memorial Hospital; Dr. Brian Patel, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

    Pictured in photo (from left to right): Justine Zilliken, Vice President, Strategy & Service Line Development; Aimee Brewer, President and CEO, Sturdy Memorial Hospital; Dr. Brian Patel, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital (www.sturdymemorial.org) is a full-service, independent, financially stable, not-for-profit acute care community hospital located in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

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Reviewed by Public Relations on January 24, 2022

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