Savannah Tech donates supplies to support Liberty Regional Medical Center
HINESVILLE, Ga. – Savannah Technical College donated 15,000 thermometer covers (60 boxes) to Liberty Regional Medical Center recently.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shortage of medical supplies throughout Georgia. Liberty Regional Medical Center reached out to Savannah Technical College to see if the College could help fill a desperate need for thermometer probe covers. STC Board of Directors member, Donald Lovette, is the Director of Laboratory Services at Liberty Regional and helped facilitate the request with Savannah Technical College.
“We would like to thank Savannah Technical College for the very generous contribution of much-needed thermometer probe covers. In the wake of COVID-19, supply chains around the country are struggling to keep up with the demand for medical supplies,” said Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Tammy Mims. “We are using more and more of a supply of these and other PPE to screen patients for COVID-19, and this contribution will help tremendously.”
The thermometer probe covers are used in health sciences training programs at the College.
“I am pleased that we could help Liberty Regional Medical Center obtain these much-needed medical supplies. They have been such a great training partner to and employer of our health sciences students. Thankfully, we had a supply of the thermometer probe covers and were able to make this donation,” said Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love.
Previously, the College donated 30,000 individual nitrile gloves and about 150 N95 masks to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency as a part of a statewide Technical College System of Georgia response to PPE shortages. These were then distributed by GEMA to Georgia medical facilities to help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Several College faculty have also been using 3D printers to print face masks and shields for frontline workers’ protection during this pandemic.
Liberty Regional hires graduates from all of the College’s health sciences training programs. STC’s Liberty Campus offers programs in Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Services and Health Care Assistant with specializations in phlebotomy, certified nurse aide, patient care technician, and others.
#2026 | April 13, 2020
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
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