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26 March 2020

HACC Donates Supplies to Area Hospitals

This story is part of our ongoing “HACC Heroes” series. We recognize the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our communities. During this challenging time, we want to thank and recognize HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The heroes of this story are faculty from the Nursing and Allied Health programs.
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, recently donated personal protective equipment and supplies to UPMC Pinnacle Health in response to a need during the global coronavirus pandemic.

On March 21, 2020, faculty from the Nursing and Allied Health programs at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus gathered the following items valued at $1,591:
 
  • Antibacterial supplies – 31 containers
  • Bouffant caps – 4 boxes
  • Disposable lab coats – 12 packages
  • Face masks – 43 boxes
  • Gloves – 166 boxes
  • Gowns – 105 packages
  • Protective eyewear – 13 pairs
  • Surgeon hoods – 3 packages
  • Shoe covers – 3 boxes

UPMC Pinnacle took the items to their central distribution center to be given to hospitals and departments in most need.

“UPMC is humbled by the outpouring of support from the community interested in donating supplies,” said Philip Guarneschelli, president of UPMC Pinnacle. “We are immensely thankful for the generous donation from HACC as UPMC team members continue to provide care for our patients and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
 
HACC has also notified area hospitals to contact the College if they have additional needs for supplies that the College may have in storage.

Photo Caption: HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, donated supplies to UMPC Pinnacle Health to help with a shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic.

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 19,000 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit hacc.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.

 

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