LBWCC Donates Personal Protective Equipment to local responders

Published 1:23 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College recently submitted a detailed Inventory of Disposable Medical Supplies and Ventilators used in the College’s simulated healthcare programs to the Alabama Community College System. LBW instructors provided the inventory count for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, EMS, Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

Per request from the Butler County EMA, LBW delivered much-needed personal protective equipment to L.V. Stabler Hospital in Greenville, Ala. Over 150 protective gowns were donated from the nursing and surgical technology programs.

“LBWCC is here to serve and help our community. We hope that by providing these essential items to area responders that LBW can make an impact in the fight against this outbreak,” said LBWCC Interim President Dr. Chris Cox.

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A supply of N95 masks and sterile gloves were also donated and delivered to the Crenshaw County EMA.

“With the national stockpile supplies continuously diminishing, our medical facilities are finding themselves in a critical situation,” said Crenshaw County EMA Director Elliot Jones. “I cannot stress enough that without this donation from LBW, our healthcare workers could easily find themselves in a position of having to work without proper protection. I find it humbling that when we find ourselves living in a time of great despair, we have an educational institute stepping up to help ensure emergency care can continue to be performed safely and effectively.”

 “It’s no mistake that ‘community’ is embedded in the very names of our colleges,” said ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker. “Much like our efforts to meet the needs of every student that crosses our paths, our colleges work every day to help meet the needs of the communities they serve. We are grateful for the daily sacrifice of Alabama’s healthcare providers and are grateful we can do our part to help serve our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”