Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

HFC School of STEM donates needed supplies to Beaumont Health

Supplies loaded on a cart and ready to pack up

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, HFC continues to donate medical supplies to area health systems.

In late March, the HFC School of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided ventilators and my other supplies to area hospitals. In early April, the HFC School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) donated the following to Beaumont Health:
• Hand sanitizer
• Surgical masks
• Nearly 300 boxes of Nitrile gloves
• 4 boxes of disposable lab coats

STEM faculty and staff members delivered the supplies to Beaumont Consolidated Service Center on Ecorse Road in Van Buren Township. They followed state and local social distancing protocols when packing and donating the supplies.

HFC adjunct biology instructor Subha Chandrasekar brought forward the idea to donate to Beaumont.

“I am so happy we were able to contribute under these circumstances,” said Chandrasekar.

Hospitals in need of medical supplies

Hospitals go through thousands of masks, gloves, and gowns every day. Shortages are becoming extreme, and hospitals are relying, in part, on donations from private and public entities to help keep staff and patients safe.

Industries across the country are stepping up to donate to hospitals in need. Please consider whether your organization may have supplies that can support these life-saving efforts.

“STEM is honored to join the School of HHS and the many other institutions across the country who are supporting these necessary relief efforts,” said Janice Gilliland, Dean of the HFC School of STEM.