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Cedar Crest College donates face masks, gowns to local health networks

Cedar Crest College’s School of Nursing donated their lab supply of approximately 400 N95 respirator masks, 700 regular masks, gloves and isolation gowns to St. Luke’s University Health Network Allentown Campus and Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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The Personal Protective Equipment was donated on March 23 to aid in relieving the health networks’ shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic. The PPE’s are typically used by all students in Cedar Crest’s nursing programs including the undergraduate, graduate and nurse anesthesia programs.

The PPE’s are utilized in teaching students to protect themselves from infectious diseases and methods that impact infection prevention.

Dawn Ouellette Nixon
Dawn Ouellette Nixon is a career journalist who believes that good journalism can change the world. As the health care reporter, she covers everything from small town medicine to big pharma. You can also find her chasing a good business story in Berks County. She can be reached at dnixon@bridgetowermedia.com. or 610-807-9619, extension 4118.

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