HPU Family Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Emergency Workers

HPU has assisted several local agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. These caring efforts were made possible by the HPU Cares Fund. You can contribute your support during these unprecedented times at https://engage.highpoint.edu/hpucares.

High Point Medical Center picked up personal protective equipment from HPU’s campus.

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2020 – The High Point University family continues to support its surrounding community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. HPU has donated personal protective equipment to emergency workers at various partnering agencies.

“We’re all in this pandemic together,” says Dr. Daniel Erb, dean of HPU’s Congdon School of Health Sciences. “Any way we can assist our clinical partners is a way to help our community battle this unseen foe and improve the quality of life of those in need.”

Below is a breakdown of HPU’s donations to emergency workers:

  • HPU has provided more than 14,000 masks, isolation gowns, shoe covers, surgical scrub brushes and alcohol prep pads to local medical providers in need, including Novant Health, High Point Medical Center, Guilford County EMS, High Point Fire Department and the Community Clinic of High Point.
  • HPU has donated 49,000 nonsterile gloves to area agencies.
  • HPU has provided medical space for local and state medical facilities to help them streamline their load management challenges with regards to facility demands.
  • HPU has provided equipment, supplies and space to train and refresh physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications.

To see other ways HPU is supporting its community during this pandemic, click here.


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