Penn State Scranton helps local hospitals by donating protective equipment

Gene Grogan delivering PPE to local hospital

Penn State Scranton Director of Business Services Gene Grogan drops off a donation of personal protective equipment to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, to help with the increased need for these types of items due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Items donated included face masks, gloves and surgical gowns.

Credit: Penn State

DUNMORE, Pa. — Penn State Scranton recently donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to two local hospitals, Geisinger Community Medical Center and Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital, to help them during the growing coronavirus pandemic.

“During this challenging time, our campus wanted to do our part to help our local medical facilities and the medical professionals working there.”

— Marwan Wafa, Penn State Scranton chancellor

Supplies donated included 6,650 pairs of gloves, 250 hospital gowns, 150 surgical masks, and 25 face shield masks. The items were gathered from the campus’ science and nursing program labs, since Penn State has moved to remote delivery of its courses for the remainder of the spring semester and these items will not be needed.