Coast Mountain College Donates Personal Protection Equipment to Northern Health
Coast Mountain College employees from three different campuses gathered together most of its available medical supplies including much needed eye protection, masks and gloves to hospitals in Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert this week.
More than 20 employees across the region worked in tandem to coordinate the supplies for delivery. In all, Coast Mountain College was able to provide more than 15,000 gloves, 300 masks and 200 sets of scrubs and isolation gowns. This was in addition to eye protection and hand sanitizer.
“It was really exciting to work with staff from all over our region, all connected through the common goal of supporting the COVID-19 response in the Northern Health region,” says Colin Elliott, Director of Applied Research, Libraries, and Emerging Technologies, who coordinated the gathering of supplies. “It was really rewarding making the deliveries and knowing we can help in some small way.”
The donations were made in response for a call for supplies to support the COVID-19 response.
“This is one way that Coast Mountain College can help support the communities we serve in this ever-evolving situation,” says President & CEO, Justin Kohlman. “Just like when our staff pulled together to move the institution toward virtual service delivery, they rallied to identify and collect these supplies. We’re just so proud of the dedication and drive of our employees.”