More than 250 boxes of surgical masks, gowns, gloves and other items were donated to local hospitals by the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health to help protect health care workers from the coronavirus.
The personal protective equipment was donated last week to Premier Health, which operates Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, the Miami Valley North Campus in Englewood, the Miami Valley South Campus in Centerville and Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
“We donated what we had available in the labs,” said Molly Mellon, director of The Nursing Learning Resource Center at the College of Nursing and Health.
Donated were 80 boxes of surgical masks, 145 boxes of gloves, 20 boxes of gowns, and boxes of shoe covers and hair covers.
Ohio hospitals are expected to receive 6,000 to 8,000 new cases a day when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic peaks across the state in late April or early May. Hospitals have a limited supply of masks, gowns and other gear needed to help keep health care providers safe.
The Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health was recently named one of the nation’s top nursing schools by Nursing Schools Almanac. The college is ranked No. 16 in Ohio and No. 80 in the entire Great Lakes Region for 2019. More than 95% of Wright State nursing students pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) the first time they take it. NCLEX is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses.
The college is committed to excellence in nursing education and providing competent nursing professionals to the Dayton and Lake Campus regions and throughout Ohio. Nursing faculty provide an exceptional curriculum and lab simulations, while community partners offer clinical experiences that prepare students for a multitude of nursing roles.