Bucks County Community College has a made a large donation of medical protective gear to two nearby hospitals.
The supplies, which included gloves, surgical masks, and other necessities went to St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne and Aria Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia.
These hospitals collaborate with BCCC during the course of a usual semester. Students can complete the clinical aspects of their training, whether they aspire to be nurses, radiologists, or other medical personnel.
Two BCCC faculty members collected the supplies from the Newtown and Bristol campuses. Colleen Cardilla, director of the Radiography Associate Degree Program, and Cassandra Matthews of the Associate Degree Nursing Program dropped off the supplies Friday.
“Given the severity of the situation, we decided to donate any extra supplies we had to help out some of our clinical affiliates,” said Constance Corrigan, RN, Ed.D., dean of the college’s Health Sciences Department.
The donations included:
- 50 boxes of gloves,
- 120 surgical masks,
- 20 Personal Protective Equipment sets,
- 40 masks with shields,
- ten N95 masks,
- 25 sterile gown packs,
- 40 pairs of shoe covers,
- 100 bouffant caps,
- and 25 isolation gowns.
Meanwhile, BCCC campuses remain closed. Students training to be nurses will have access to online simulations to continue their studies.
BCCC will continue to update its website, here, with more information about COVID-19.