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In light of the current situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery County, Gwynedd Mercy University has donated hundreds of medical supplies to support local hospitals and facilities this week.
The donation recipients included local hospitals Abington-Lansdale Jefferson Health, Einstein Medical Center, and Holy Redeemer Hospital. Supplies were also donated to the Montgomery County Office of Public Safety, which will distribute their share of supplies where needed throughout the community.
“Gwynedd Mercy University was in the fortunate position to be able to donate needed medical supplies to several of our healthcare affiliates,” said the University’s Health and Wellness Center director, Donna Ferguson, who helped facilitate the donation operation. “We embrace the mission of the Sisters of Mercy through compassion and community service. We’re happy to support medical professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in any way we can.”
The supplies come from the University’s Gwynedd Valley and Bensalem campuses, including donations from the nursing and health professions laboratories; GMercyU’s Health and Wellness Center, and Plant Services. The donations included a variety of high-demand supplies, including N-95 masks, disposable gowns, disposable face masks, goggles, nitrile gloves, tyvek suits, and more.