HUDSON, N.Y. – Columbia-Greene Community College’s Nursing department recently donated several cases of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Columbia Memorial Health. The gowns and masks were given to the hospital as part of a national effort to supply front-line medical staff with these items, which have fallen into short supply as the COVID-19 pandemic reaches a fever pitch world-wide.
"We packed up everything we could in our lab and filled a trunk with boxes," explained Dawn Wrigley, professor of Nursing and department chairperson at C-GCC. "CMH has been an extraordinary supporter of C-GCC's Nursing program, and we will do anything we can to help them."
Jay P. Cahalan, President and CEO of CMH, expressed his gratitude to the college for the donation.
“We're very grateful to President Drummer and the entire Columbia-Greene Community College team for their donation of protective gear. It will be put to good use by our staff. We came into this crisis confident that CMH would be there for our community.
“What’s humbled and strengthened us is how much our community has been there for us,” he added. “We extend our profound thanks to C-GCC and to every person and organization that has extended a hand to the CMH team."
If you would like to make a PPE donation, please call Barbara Klassen, Executive Director of the Columbia Memorial Health Foundation, at 518.828.8362, or visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/give-help/donate.page.
Columbia-Greene Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a comprehensive, two-year college offering a variety of transfer and career programs leading to the degrees of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Occupational Studies, as well as one-year certificate programs and specialized courses geared toward community interest. C-GCC was recently ranked tenth out of 710 community colleges in the U.S. by WalletHub.com, and first in New York State, using data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, and College Measures.
Attached photo: Image of woman with face-mask, by Anna Shvets via Pixabay.