April 3, 2020
Several disciplines from Delta College have come together to provide much-needed medical supplies and equipment to area hospitals and medical centers treating patients and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The list of supplies includes 1,440 surgical masks, 24,000 gloves and 525 gowns, as well as oxygen concentrators, flowmeters and safety googles. Five ventilators that are used in Delta’s respiratory care program have been delivered and are on loan to hospitals.
“We want to do our part to help the many health professionals and hospitals in our community that are preparing for resource shortages,” said Virginia Przygocki, dean of career education and learning partnerships. “We know the supplies will be put to good use and we want to do all we can to support doctors, nurses and other medical personnel.”
The donation supports Transforming Health Regionally in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE), an initiative that focuses on delivering improved health and sustained economic growth to the Great Lakes Bay Region. Delta College is a partner organization and Dr. Jean Goodnow, president of Delta, is a member of one of the organization’s priority teams.
Programs involved in organizing the donation are chemistry, respiratory care, technical trades, dental assisting, surgical technology and the simulation laboratory for nursing.
Delta also donated gallons of ethanol and methanol to the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association to help make hand sanitizer.
Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.