SUNY Schenectady responded to Ellis Medicine’s plea to the community for essential masks, protective suits, and gloves to help safeguard healthcare workers on the front-line of the Coronavirus pandemic. Hospitals like Ellis Hospital and medical facilities locally and nationally are experiencing a shortage of proper medical equipment to protect medical workers from the virus.
SUNY Schenectady had personal protection equipment, or P.P.E., left-over from its School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism and science laboratories since all in-person instruction and labs have been transitioned to online learning due to COVID-19. The College begins virtual instruction March 30 following an extended spring break. A total of 300 surgical masks, 40 Tyvek suits, and 100 boxes of gloves have been delivered to Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. (Pictured are Marcy Steiner, Vice President/Executive Director, The Foundation for Ellis Medicine; Dr. Steady H. Moono, President, SUNY Schenectady; and Anthony Schwartz, Director of Facilities, SUNY Schenectady.)
“It’s important that we support one another, especially our healthcare professionals who are working directly with those affected by the Coronavirus,” said Dr. Steady H. Moono, President of SUNY Schenectady. “We are able to provide equipment to help them during this critical time, and we know that we are all stronger together.”
“On behalf of all our staff, we are touched by the outpouring of support, including this generous donation of essential protective equipment from SUNY Schenectady,” said Marcy Steiner, Vice President/Executive Director of The Foundation for Ellis Medicine. “Donations such as this help to ensure the continued safety of our clinical care teams as they fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are honored to serve our community and are thankful for partners like SUNY Schenectady for supporting us in return.”
Last week, SUNY Schenectady donated food to the Salvation Army of Schenectady and YWCA NorthEastern NY from its Culinary Arts program and the SUNY Schenectady Convenience Store.
The latest updates from SUNY Schenectady can be found on the College’s COVID-19 webpage.